This Sunday, December 3, the volcano eruptedMarapi‘, located in the province West Sumatra, Indonesia.
Images were released showing it expelling clouds of white and gray ash more than 3 thousand meters of altitude.
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All this residue moved several kilometers to the north, according to reports from the Indonesia Geological Hazard Mitigation and Volcanology Center.
The officer at the lookout postMarapi‘, Ahmad Rifandi, He indicated that, so far, no victims have been reported.
Neighbors in the area were instructed to stay safe, such as keeping a distance of 3 kilometers from the mouth of the crater, as well as being attentive to possible lava eruptions.
According to Abdul Muharispokesperson for the National Disaster Management Agencyseveral towns were covered in ash, which hid the sun in several places.
Given this, the authorities began to implement security measures: they distributed masks and called on the population to protect their eyes from the volcanic ash using glasses.
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The alert of rash remained at the second highest level and surveillance of the situation was constant, since the sensors showed a great increase in activity of the last few weeks.
POSSIBLE TSUNAMI IN JAPAN
This morning, the weather agency of Japan reported that it was analyzing whether there would be a possible tsunami in the country due to the volcanic activity of the ‘Merapi‘
In the event that the tsunami reached Japanese shores, it was expected in the region of Okinawathe agency noted.
‘MERAPI’ VOLCANO IN INDONESIA
The volcano of almost 2 thousand 900 meters It has been active since last January, when it erupted and expelled dense columns of ash and steam that some rose 400 meters over the crater. No casualties were reported.
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‘Marapi’ is among the most 120 active volcanoes in Indonesiawhich is prone to seismic activity due to its location in the Pacific Ring of Firean arc of volcanoes and seismic faults that surround the Pacific Basin.