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Indonesia: Ash covers villages on Merapi s slopes

Source: The Jakarta Post Country: Indonesia
Many parts of the slopes of Mount Merapi have been covered by volcanic ash after eruptions on Monday afternoon. Ash fell on Ngargosoko, Mranggen, Srumbung villages in Srumbung di Sumber, Talun, Ngargomulyo, Kalibening, Ngadipuro, Mangunsoko and Dukun villages in Dukun di and Sucen and Jumoyo villages in Salam district. Thin layers of ash also covered Sawangan village in Sawangan di Tamanagung and Muntilan villages in Muntilan di and Bojong and Pabelan villages in Mungkid district. Magelang Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has distributed masks for locals, head of daily operations of BPBD Magelang, Edy Susanto said. “BPBD staffers have distributed masks in several locations,” Edy said as quoted by on Monday. A 270-second eruption on Monday expelled a cloud of ash 3,000 meters into the air. The cloud was blown to the south-west. The authorities have recommended people stay at least 3 kilometers from the volcano #39;s summit. (gis)

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