Indonesia - Mount Merapi volcanic eruption (GDACS, BNPB, VAAC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 13 February 2020)

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  • Mount Merapi, located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces erupted an ash column of 2,000 metres on 13 February, sending volcanic ash north-west.

  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), an Alert Level 2 is in place and residents and tourists are recommended to remain outside a 3 km radius from the centre of the volcano.

  • An orange aviation advisory is also in effect over the area.