Yogyakarta (ANTARA) - Mount Merapi, situated at the border of Central Java Province and Yogyakarta, erupted on Friday, emitting a cloud of ash column up to three thousand meters from the volcano's peak.

Merapi erupted at 9:10 a.m. local time, with a duration of 103 seconds and an amplitude of 75 millimeters (mm), the Geological Disaster Investigation and Technology Development Agency (BPPTKG) stated on its official Twitter account on Friday.

Mount Merapi’s eruption is the second time since it first erupted on April 2, 2020, with an ash column reaching a height of three thousand meters, a duration of 345 seconds, and an amplitude of 78 mm.

The BPPTKG has, until now, maintained the status of Mount Merapi at level II, or "alert," and recommended against conducting climbing activities, except for the purposes of investigation and research relating to disaster mitigation.

People were also advised to not conduct activities within a three-kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Merapi.

The BPPTKG has urged people to stay calm and not panic and to take precautionary measures against ash rain following the eruption. Related news: Mount Merapi erupts again, spewing huge ash cloud
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