RADARBANDUNG.id – Ash rain from the eruption of Mount Merapi flushed two villages in Selo District, Boyolali, Central Java on Monday morning.
Two villages were affected by ash rain from the eruption of Merapi, namely Tlogolele and Klakah villages. The Head of the Daily Executive (Kalakhar) of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Boyolali Regency, Bambang Sinungharjo, said that the Tlogolele Village had been hit by ash rain since 06.00 WIB and the ash was slightly thick in Tlogomulyo and Tlogolele Hamlets.
Meanwhile, in Klakah Village, light ash rained in Dukuh Klakah Duwur and Klakah Ngisor. Bambang said that his party received information through the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG), that a hot cloud from Mount Merapi that occurred on Monday at around 5:53 am was recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 66 mm, a duration of 289 seconds, and a column height of 600 meters from the peak. The glide distance is 3,500 meters to the southwest.
“Based on information from the community, there has been ash rain due to hot clouds falling from Merapi. From reports recorded by the BPBD Pusdalops, ash rain occurred in several disaster-prone areas (KRB) 3 of Mount Merapi and its surroundings, “he said.
Previously, his party had also sprayed to clean the roads and sent 10,000 masks in the KRB 3 area of the Boyolali area on the slopes of Mount Merapi to reduce the impact of ash which can cause ARI.
Meanwhile, Tlogolele Village Head Ngadi said that ash rain had occurred in Tlogolele Village from the impact of the Merapi eruption, since 06.00 WIB, and is still there. Areas covered by Merapi ash are rather thick in Dukuh Tlogomulyo and Tlogolele. Meanwhile, other hamlets in Tlogolele are only thin.
“Due to the ash rain in Tlogolele Village, it has an impact on disrupting residents’ activities, especially foraging for livestock, they must go to lower areas that are not exposed to Merapi ash,” said Ngadi.
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In fact, residents who are harvesting tobacco plants are also disturbed by the Merapi ash rain. They had to postpone the harvest of their tobacco crops.
In addition, residents have also been distributed masks to reduce the impact of volcanic ash rain that often occurs in Tlogolele Village. Meanwhile, the Head of Klakah Village, Marwoto, said that the ash rain that occurred in Klakah Village, which is located west of Mount Merapi, on Monday morning was only light.
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So that the ash rain, does not affect the activities of local residents. Residents who work in the fields and others continue their activities as usual, because the light ash rain does not bother them.
Meanwhile, BPPTKG through its twitter account stated that the hot clouds from Merapi avalanches occurred on August 16, 2021 at 5:53 WIB, recorded on a seismogram with an amplitude of 66 mm, a duration of 289 seconds, and a column height of 600 meters from the peak. The glide distance is 3,500 meters to the southwest. #MerapiSiaga since 5 November 2020.