January 6, 2021, 04.25 AM

“Others have yet to flee the area because of a lack in transportation, while others by heading out in any way they can.”

To date, the BPPTKG still put Mount Merapi’s alert status at Level III or caution, the second-highest emergency alert level.

The level of danger is set at five kilometers from the peak of the mountain. Aside from evacuating locals on the mountain’s slopes, the authorities also urged a halt to mining near river sources on the mountain, as well as hikes and other activities.

Indonesia is located on the Ring of Fire, a part of the Asia-Pacific region marked by frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. 

(Writer: Wijaya Kusuma, Yogyakarta Contributor | Editor : Dony Aprian)





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