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Indonesia's Mt. Merapi spews hot clouds up to 2 km

12 Jun 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

JAKARTA, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's most active volcano Merapi has emitted hot clouds three times up to 2,000 meters into the sky from its peak, according to the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center on Friday.

The first hot clouds were erupted at 8:11 a.m. local time to as high as 2,000 meters for 167 seconds and the next hot clouds were flowing at 8:18 a.m. local time to 1,500 meters high for 99 seconds.

The third hot clouds were streaming down at 10:38 a.m. local time for 127 seconds.

Located between Yogyakarta and Central Java provinces, the status of the 2,968-meter high volcano is currently at its third level of danger.

The center has urged people not to move to the dangerous zone within a radius of 3 km from the volcano's peak and to stay away of rivers that flow from Merapi, such as Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng and Putih rivers.

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