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Volcanic material reaches rivers in Yogyakarta city YOGYAKARTA - Volcanic material has reached the city of Yogyakarta via a number of rivers in the area. Because of rainfall in the region, these rivers have swollen as well and they are flowing faster than normal. One of the rivers is the Code River which runs directly through the heart of Yogyakarta. It is currently transporting volcanic debris and parts of trees with it's raging currents. The river also threatens to burst it's banks.

North of the city of Yogyakarta the Code River has already burst it's banks in several locations. It is also suspected that the river will burst it's banks downstream any time soon. Until this moment however the city itself is free of flooding problems. Spectators are strongly recommended not to view the raging river from the bridges however.

The general condition in the city of Yogyakarta is slowly deteriorating. Refugee camps are overcrowding and there is a lack of blankets, food and even drinking water in some locations. The ever growing amount of ash exhausted by the Mount Merapi volcano is also causing more problems. The airport of the city is still closed and airports in the region are also dealing with decreased capacity.


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Eruptive Mount Merapi

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Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 14:22 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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