Yogyakarta – The Center for Investigation and Development of Geological Disaster Technology (BPPTKG) stated that Mount Merapi on the border of the Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java experienced two earthquake collisions on Wednesday (06/12/2019).
The head of BPPTKG Hanik Humaida in his official statement said the earthquake was recorded during the observation period of 12.00-18.00 WIB with an amplitude of 7-9 mm and lasted 46.46 – 61.4 seconds.
On the volcano, the crater smoke is not visible, the wind blows weakly to the east and southeast, the air temperature is 15-19.5 degrees Celsius, the air humidity is 68-81 percent, and the air pressure is 628.8-709.6 mmHg.
Until now, BPPTKG maintained the status of Mount Merapi at Level II or Alert and for the time being did not recommend climbing activities except for the purposes of investigation and research related to disaster mitigation.
BPPTKG urged residents not to carry out activities within a three kilometer radius from the summit of Mount Merapi.
However Hanik stated that tourist objects around Mount Merapi such as the Kaliurang, Kaliadem, Klangon, Deles and other areas outside the three kilometer radius of the mountain peak are safe to visit.