Indonesian, Mount Merapi (which translates to mountain on fire) in Yogyakarta has erupted again, this time it sent plumes of ashes 6,000-meter-high ash column, leaving the sky cloudy and dark.
Local news agencies, reported that there were two eruptions which occurred occurred about 10 minutes apart. The height of the first eruption’s ash column was estimated at 6,000 meters from the Mount Merapi’s peak while its amplitude was recorded at 75 millimeters, wind could bring the ashes to other parts of the areas.
However, the it clarified that two eruptions did not bring any ash rain down, and the situation remained secure in the nearby villages including Yogyakarta Province. Mt Merapi has a warning status since May 2018 when it erupted and before once in March this year. Airports in the vicinity has been closed, airlines have also been issued warnings not to fly in the area.