Mount Merapi's eruption on Saturday (23/02) seen from Klangon Hill in Yogyakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Mount Merapi Erupts Again
BY : YUDHA BASKORO
FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta has become increasingly active since Saturday night (23/02). Local authorities said the volcano erupted six times between 6.00 p.m. and midnight, expelling lava from its craggy crater and spewing volcanic ash and thick white smoke into the air.
The current danger level at the volcano, whose last major eruption was in 2010, is "Waspada" or Alert. This means no one is allowed to be within a three-kilometer radius from the crater.
In the village of Kalitengah Lor, six kilometers from the crater, dozens of residents were still going about their daily business on Saturday.
In 2010, at least 353 people were killed and more than 350,000 were displaced from their homes on the slope of the volcano when it erupted.