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Mount Merapi shows no sign of cooling down YOGYAKARTA - The activity of the Mount Merapi volcano doesn't show any sign of decreasing. Until now the volcano emits hot ash clouds high into the air and it also sends ash clouds down it's slopes with a high frequency. A spokesperson of the Geology department of the Department of Energy and Mineral Resources confirmed this news a while ago.

The number of deadly victims also still increases as more bodies are recovered from several locations on the slopes of the volcano. Most people are killed during eruptions of hot ash clouds in recent days. People were surprised during their sleep or died trying to bring themselves to safety, running towards a nearby river of which the water was already boiling hot.

In and around the city of Yogyakarta some heavy rains fell earlier this afternoon. This causes a number of rivers in and around the city to swell to levels seen yesterday as well. The same rivers started bringing down volcanic material to the city as well, causing local flooding. Expectation is that more small floods will occur in the coming hours and days.


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Activity history for Mount Merapi

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Eruptive Mount Merapi

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Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 10:47 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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