Climbers told to cancel plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Mt. Merapi
Hikers have been advised to cancel plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve on Mount Merapi due to high volcanic activity.
“We recommend that no activities should take place on the mountain within the 3-kilometer radius of its peak,” said Yogyakarta Research and Technological Development for Geological Disaster Agency (BPPTKG) head Hanik Humaida on Tuesday as quoted by tempo.co.
Usually hundreds of hikers can be found celebrating New Year’s Eve on the 2,968-meter-high mountain peak, which borders Sleman, Magelang, Boyolali and Klaten regencies. Enjoying the sunrise on Jan. 1 surrounded by picturesque clouds are the memorable experiences many visitors crave.
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Posted: 26 Dec 2018 09:30:26