June 21, 2020, 04.57 PM

The Level II alert is the second-highest threat level in Indonesia, just below Level I or ‘Beware’.

Mount Merapi means 'Mountain of Fire'. The mountain lived up to its billing as Indonesia’s most active volcano. The mountain’s last major eruption was in 2018. Its first major eruption was recorded over a thousand years earlier in 1006.

Indonesia sits on the Ring of Fire, an area around the Pacific Basin that is vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

(Writer: Wijaya Kusuma/ Editor: Khairina, Michael Hangga Wismabrata)

Sources:

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/06/21/12280001/detik-detik-gunung-merapi-erupsi-terekam-warga-ini-videonya?page=all#page2

https://regional.kompas.com/read/2020/06/21/10282691/gunung-merapi-meletus-dua-kali-tinggi-kolom-erupsi-6000-meter

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