Mount Merapi’s Wedhus Gembel is a hot cloud that could vaporize human body with the burning effect similar to that of high voltage electric shock or a lightning strike.
Mount Merapi which is still active now often burst its ashes high up in the sky forming a dense and curly and can be seen from miles away.
The Javanese believes that such a great natural power must be named wisely as not to reflect fear.
Merapi volcano is one the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes.
It contains an active lava dome which regularly produces pyroclaatic flows. Eruptions occur at interval of 1-5 years and are of low gas pressure. Since magma is poor in gas, eruptions are usually less than VEI 3 in size.
Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia and has produced more pyroclastic flows than any other volcano in the world. It has been active for 10,000 years.
Taken from :
Indonesia The Untold Stories Book
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