On Thursday, Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi was shooting clouds of ash high into the sky after a series of major eruptions, & an alert status stays in force, an official said.
Government volcanologist Raden Sukhyar said,”Merapi’s intensity has slowed down, but small eruptions still occur and its status is still alert,”
He said, “The volcano still belches volcanic ash. It just shot ash up to 1,000 metres high at 6:00 am today (2300 GMT Wednesday), but the ash had no potential to reach anywhere other than the slope of Merapi”.
Since volcano started erupting in late October, a total of 194 people have died & more than 360,000 people have been pushed to live in improvised camps outside the danger area.