Mt Merapi spews incandescent lava 10 times on early Monday

Mt Merapi spews incandescent lava 10 times on early Monday

Mount Merapi at night . ANTARA FOTO/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho/foc.

Yogyakarta (ANTARA News) - Mount Merapi spewed incandescent lava ten times on early Monday, from midnight until 6 a.m. local time.

The lava spewed for duration of between 12 seconds to 48 seconds, but the direction of progression of the lava flow was unknown, as the volcano was shrouded by a cloud, according to a statement issued by the Center for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology.

Based on observation on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 12 p.m. local time, the volcano spewed incandescent lava six times for a duration of between 13 seconds and 23 seconds.

Based on the morphological analysis of the volcano`s lava dome released by the BPPTKG, the volume of lava falls reached 439 thousand cubic meters, with growth rate of 3,400 cubic meters per day, lower than that of the previous week.

The lava dome is still stable, with low growth rate, averaging less than 20 thousand cubic meters per day.

The BPPTKG continues to maintain the alert status of the volcano at level II (caution) of the four-tiered Indonesia volcano alert system.

The agency also called on local residents to not conduct activities within a three-kilometer radius of the volcano`s peak.

Reporting by Luqman Hakim