There is a new lava dome, Sleman regent does not ask panic residents – nationally



Monday, August 20, 2018 21:44 WIB • 59 views • http://www.mdn.biz.id/o/48458/

Medanbisnisdaily.com – Sleman. Sleman Regent Sri Purnomo asked his citizens living in the Disaster Prone Region (KRB) III to increase vigilance after the increased activity of Mount Merapi. It was known Saturday (8/18), the Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Center (BPPTKG) Yogyakarta has released the appearance of a new lava dome in the Merapi crater.

"We urge the residents of KRB III to be more prepared and alert if Merapi's activity increases at any time after a new lava dome appears," said Sri, when contact was made with AFP at Monday (08/20/2018).

Yet Sri asks people not to panic. For now, the community is expected to remain normal activities because the dangers are still 3 kilometers from the summit of Merapi.

It is known that the KRB III region in Sleman Kalitengah includes Lor Hamlet, Kalitengah Kidul and Srunen, in the village of Glagaharjo in the district of Cangkringan. The area is about 4 kilometers from the summit of Merapi and the situation is densely populated.

"After the eruption of 2010, people from Sleman have been faced with disaster mitigation, so I think the community has the ability and the knowledge to work with the government in dealing with natural disasters," he said.

Sri also asked the public not to trust information that did not come from the BPPTKG or other relevant authorities.

"All changes in status and information related to Merapi activities are delivered to the community immediately by BPPTKG, BPBD and the Sleman Regency Government ranks," he added.

On Saturday (8/18) BPPTKG launched the emergence of a new lava dome with a size of about 55 meters, a width of about 25 meters and a height of 5 meters on the surface of the eruption of the lava dome in 2010. With eruptions tend to be exuberant.

BPPTKG said that the Merapi activity level is still Waspada, but also a recommendation of 3 km around the summit of Merapi is not allowed for population activities and calls on residents of KRB III to continue to increase vigilance. (DTC)


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