Mount Merapi, a volcano in central Java considered to be one of Indonesia's most active, erupted on the morning of Friday 27 March 2020, producing an ash column that rose to 5000 m above the island, according to the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana. This is the second major eruption from the volcano this month and the third this year, following eruptions on 13 February and 3 March. Several nearby communties have reported ashfalls following this eruption.
Ash column over Mount Merapi on 27 March 2020. Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana.
The approximate location of Mount Merapi. Google Maps.
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