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Yogyakarta to repair 50 km of Merapi evacuation road The Yogyakarta Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency said the government will repair the 50-kilometer evacuation road that was damaged by the plying of trucks from a sand mine near Mount Merapi of Yogyakarta.

Posted in Infrastructure @ 02 May 2014 21:10 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi status increased to alert level II The Geology Disaster Technology Development and Research Center (BPPTKG) of Yogyakarta on Wednesday raised the status of Mount Merapi from normal (alert level I) to Waspada (alert level II) due to increasing volcanic activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 April 2014 16:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet status increased to alert level III The Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center PVMBG on Wednesday raised the status of Mount Slamet in Central Java from alert level II (Waspada) to alert level III (Siaga).

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 April 2014 15:02 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi spewing volcanic material to nearby areas Mount Merapi in Magelang, Central Java, rumbled on Sunday morning, spewing some volcanic materials such as ash and sand to the nearby villages.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 April 2014 09:11 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Borobudur temple expected to be fully opened soon Borobudur temple, the worlds largest Buddhist temple located in central Java, is expected to be fully opened next week as the cleaning up work of the temple from Mount Keluds ash has reached 80 percent.

Posted in Culture @ 23 February 2014 13:25 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR rescues Merapi landslide victims The Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Boyolali Regency, Central Java successfully rescued two climbers from Yogyakarta who were caught in landslides in Pasar Bubar, on the slope of Mount Merapi.

Posted in Accidents @ 27 January 2014 19:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung volcano erupts over 30 times An Indonesian volcano that has erupted relentlessly for months shot volcanic ash into the air 30 times on Saturday, forcing further evacuations with more than 20,000 people now displaced, an official said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 January 2014 15:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta announces alert status on flood and landslide On Wednesday, the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) of Yogyakarta announced through the Gubernatorial Decree No.317/kep/2013 an alert status on floods and landslides in the Yogyakarta Special Region following the raining season.

Posted in Flooding @ 18 December 2013 19:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung erupts three times Mount Sinabung in Karo district of North Sumatra, erupted three times on Wednesday morning, hurling volcanic ash into the sky. Head of Data Center of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a short text message that the first eruption took place at 2:40 am belching volcanic ash some 2,000 meters into the air.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 November 2013 15:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two Germans missing on Mount Merapi Two German mountaineers reportedly went missing on Sunday (Aug. 11) while climbing the southern slope of Mount Merapi, passing through Kinahrejo, Sleman district, on the border between Central Java and the Yogyakarta special administrative region.

Posted in Accidents @ 12 August 2013 16:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Flash flood damages 500 houses in East Java Flash flood hit 500 houses in Situbondo district, East Java, last Saturday night, Situbondo District`s Chief of Disaster Mitigation Agency Zainul Arifin said.

Posted in Flooding @ 14 January 2013 11:52 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Australian foreign minister observers Merapi bridge Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr observed on Saturday the newly constructed Pentingsari bridge in Sleman District, Yogyakarta which was knocked down by flowing lava after the eruption Mt Merapi several years ago.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 July 2012 18:49 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


SAR team rescues mountaineer from Mount Merapi A joint team of rescue workers successfully evacuated 19-year-old mountaineer Jumiko Apriansyah of Yogyakarta who slipped from Mount Merapi`s crater on Saturday night.

Posted in Accidents @ 29 April 2012 11:01 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Marapi still highly active Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, continues to spew out volcanic ash after several brief eruptions last week, officials said on Monday.

Posted in General @ 05 March 2012 20:17 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi spews volcanic ash twice on Sunday Mount Marapi in West Sumatra spewed volcanic ash twice on Sunday respectively at 11:10am and 11:18am Western Indonesian Standard time (WIB), a Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Agency official said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 March 2012 14:05 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in Indonesia's West Sumatra briefly erupts Mount Marapi, a volcano located in the Indonesian province of West Sumatra, briefly erupted on early Wednesday morning, officials said. It comes after activity was also reported at the volcano in August 2011.

Posted in General @ 29 February 2012 16:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Friday after showing increased activity since the previous day, local officials told an Indonesian news agency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 February 2012 14:18 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Evacuations as activity rises at Indonesia's Mount Lewotolo Hundreds of people living near a volcano in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara were evacuated on Thursday because of increased volcanic activity, the Antara news agency reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 January 2012 00:06 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three times, causing panic Several eruptions at Mount Lokon on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Tuesday morning caused panic among local residents, local media reported. There were no casualties.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 December 2011 13:51 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Ministry denies Borobudur to be taken off UNESCO`s list A senior Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry official has denied allegations that the ancient Borobudur Temple in Central Java is to be scrapped from UNESCO`s world cultural heritages list.

Posted in History @ 13 November 2011 02:31 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi eruptions buried hundreds of springs Hundreds of springs in the Mount Merapi area have disappeared after being exposed to materials from the mountain`s recent eruptions and as a result , people there were now suffering water shortages, Sultan Hamengkubuwono X said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2011 09:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Lokon in Indonesia's Sulawesi erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Wednesday afternoon after showing increased volcanic activity since the day before, officials said on Thursday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 October 2011 19:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts four times Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted four times on Tuesday after increasing its volcanic activity during the past week, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 September 2011 00:36 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Tambora shows rising volcanic activity The status of the Mount Tambora volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa has been raised to the second-highest alert status as its activity has been increasing since April, the Jakarta Globe reported on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 September 2011 00:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Marapi in West Sumatra emits smoke The Mount Marapi volcano in West Sumatra - not to be confused with the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java - has emitted some clouds of smoke yesterday. This happened between 9 and 10 in the morning local time. The alert status for the volcano was already on level two on a scale of four and hiking to the summit of the volcano has also been banned.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 August 2011 08:36 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts three more times Indonesia\'s Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted three more times on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 August 2011 04:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts again Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted again on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 August 2011 19:50 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Over 5,000 return home after Mount Lokon eruptions Over 5,000 evacuated residents following the eruptions in Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, have begun returning to their homes, officials said on Monday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 July 2011 16:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Two fresh eruptions at Indonesia's Mount Lokon Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted twice, as thousands of residents have been forced to evacuate the area, officials said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 July 2011 19:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands more evacuate as Mount Lokon erupts again Thousands more evacuated on late Thursday evening when Mount Lokon in Indonesia's North Sulawesi erupted again in full force, triggering panic among locals, officials said on Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 July 2011 02:53 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia: Over 2,000 evacuated in Mount Lokon eruption Over 2,000 people have been displaced in the latest eruption from Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 July 2011 17:00 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupts, disrupts air traffic network Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, on Monday erupted, officials said, who also warned air traffic networks.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 July 2011 02:09 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Drought hits Mount Merapi disaster area Drought strikes the disaster area around the Mount Merapi volcano in central Java at the moment. The area that is being hit is still growing as well. Local and regional governments have therefore started dropping bags of water in at least hard-hit 11 villages in Sleman regency, Yogyakarta province.

Posted in Economy @ 24 June 2011 05:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Forced relocation of villagers on slopes Mount Merapi The government of Sleman regency, in Yogyakarta province has made available plots of land for the relocation of villagers that live on the slopes of the Mount Merapi volcano in the province. The regent of Sleman, Sri Purnomo, asked villagers that are currently rebuilding their houses to still obey to the relocation program that will be starting soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 June 2011 03:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano starts rumbling again The activity of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java is increasing once again. According to the Volcanologic Agency BPPPTK, the renewed activity is caused by the formation of a new lava dome in the crater of the volcano. The alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano has not yet been changed and still stands at level three.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 April 2011 02:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Cold lava flood from Mount Merapi buries 21 homes At least 21 houses were buried on Saturday night by a flood of volcanic material from Mount Merapi in Indonesia's Central Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 March 2011 23:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merapi volcano victims turn to tourism to rebuild their lives The crowds of Indonesians eager to glimpse the destruction wrought by their country's most active volcano are providing business opportunities amid a tragedy. People left homeless by volcanic eruptions in Indonesia last year have turned to tourism as a form of income, charging entry fees and selling graphic DVDs to hundreds of visitors a day.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 January 2011 01:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mbah Maridjanís home now tourist attraction Mount Merapiís deceased spiritual guardian Mbah Maridjanís home in Kinahrejo hamlet in Sleman, Yogyakarta, has now become a tourist attraction. The remains of Mbah Maridjanís house are currently one of the most visited attractions for tourists.

Posted in Tourism @ 06 January 2011 01:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert status Mount Merapi volcano lowered to level 2 The Agency for Research of Volcanolgy in the province of Yogyakarta has lowered the status of the Mount Merapi volcano. It now stands at level two. This change was made after the activity of the volcano decreased further in comparison to several weeks ago, when the alert status of the volcano was also lowered.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 31 December 2010 03:55 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi replanting movement launched People living on the slopes of Mount Merapi are being encouraged to replant as part of a government campaign to restore land badly damaged by recent eruptions. The campaign officially kicked off on Tuesday with Agriculture Minister Suswono planting banana trees in Batur village, Sleman, in Yogyakarta.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 December 2010 04:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Borobudur temple to be reopened later this month Earlier this year the Borobudur temple complex near the town of Magelang in Central Java was closed due to an eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano. Soon, this complex should be reopened to the public, at least partly. Reopening is scheduled for later this month.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 December 2010 03:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi alert status lowered to level 3 The Center for Volcanologic and Geological Disasters PVMBG, has lowered the alert-status of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java to level three, where this was level four. Lowering the status was only done after careful inventarisation of the current state of the volcano. It proved that the activity of the volcano was still decreasing further.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 December 2010 06:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi's mudflow forces hundreds to escape Severe flooding from Mount Merapi's cold volcanic mud in Indonesia's Yogyakarta has prompted government officials to declare state of emergency, officials said Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 November 2010 19:14 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Bromo eruptions slowing down Indonesia's Mount Bromo has had increased volcanic activity since early November, prompting government officials to issue the highest volcano alert status, but experts say its beginning to calm down.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 November 2010 18:42 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Merapi survivors offered transmigration The Boyolali administration says it will move 86 families affected by Mount Merapi's eruption from the Central Java regency to other parts of Indonesia. "We are offering transmigration as a solution for the survivors," Boyolali Manpower and Transmigration Agency head Sugianto said, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 November 2010 14:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia's Mount Bromo makes small eruption Indonesia's Mount Bromo, located in the East Java province, on Friday erupted and spewed hot ash, although authorities say it poses no threat at the moment.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 November 2010 18:04 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


More tremors measured in Mount Bromo volcano De Mount Bromo volcano in East Java province has shown increased activity again. In the last 24 hours, the volcano produced a total of 69 tremors. Between midnight and 06:00 local time this morning, 26 tremors were recorded. The amplitude of the tremors is still limited to five millimeters however.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 November 2010 04:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi activity decreasing even further The Bureau of Volcano Research in the city of Yogyakarta has said that the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano has not been lowered yet. The volcano has dramatically decreased in activity, especially compared to earlier this month, but this is not enough to lower the status just yet. The volcano is still on the highest alert status, level four.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 November 2010 04:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises alert status for Mount Bromo Indonesia's Mount Bromo has had increased volcanic activity, prompting government officials to raise its alert status.

Posted in General @ 23 November 2010 18:38 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Bromo volcano put at highest alert status Indonesian authorities on Tuesday put the Mount Bromo volcano in East Java province on the highest alert following increased activity. Although it has been put on highest alert, there's no recommendation for evacuation told Andi Arief, a presidential aide on disaster relief coordination, citing information from scientists monitoring the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 November 2010 14:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Govt starts building temporary houses for Merapi refugees National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) secretary Fatchul Hadi says the government has kicked off the construction of 300 temporary housing units for people displaced by the Mount Merapi eruptions. The temporary houses would be prioritized for those living nearest to the volcano's crater as their residences were the most severely damaged by the ongoing volcanic eruptions, Fatchul said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 November 2010 02:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


304 dead after Mount Merapi eruptions The death toll from Mount Merapiís ongoing eruption is now 304, the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said Sunday. Recently recovered bodies were behind the increase, BNPB disaster risk reduction chief Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a text message to the Post on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 21 November 2010 11:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta airport reopened after Mount Merapi eruptions The airport of Yogyakarta, one of the international airports on the Indonesian island of Java, has reopened on Saturday. Flights from and to the airport were halted soon after the first heavy eruptions of the Mount Merapi volcano late last month.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 November 2010 13:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano emergency phase extended Almost 70,000 evacuees from volcanic eruptions on Mount Merapi on the Indonesian island of Java returned to their homes after the government declared some no-go areas safe again, but the emergency response phase of the disaster is still in place.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 November 2010 02:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Riverside area threatened by volcanic mudflows The rainy season in Yogyakarta may climax in late December. People living on the river banks of Code River may be affected by volcanic mudflows due to high precipitation.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 November 2010 10:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi death toll reaches 273, eruptions easing down Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 273 after long weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Wednesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 November 2010 16:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Thousands return to slopes of Mount Merapi Thousands of villagers returned to ash-covered homes along the slopes of Indonesia's most volatile volcano Monday, after the government said some areas well away from the fiery crater appeared out of danger from another eruption.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 07:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Yogyakarta airport closed until at least November 20 The international airport of Yogyakarta, Adisucipto, will be closed until at least November 20, 18:00 local time. The volcanic activity of the Mount Merapi volcano is still very high, that it is decided to keep the airport closed for another five days to take away all uncertainty. Earlier, the airport had been closed to November 15, with a possibility to extend this, depending on the current situation.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 November 2010 01:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Thick volcanic deposits hamper search for victims The large amount of volcanic material that has been deposited by the Mount Merapi volcano in recent weeks, mainly in the Gendol river area in the district of Cangkringan, makes the search for victims even more difficult. Because the volcanic material is already settling down for some now, digging by hand is not enough to retrieve any of the missing bodies.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 November 2010 03:40 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Activity Mount Merapi volcano decreasing The head of the Geological Agency, R. Sukhyar, has said that the amount of energy stored in the Mount Merapi volcano since the eruptions that took place from 3 to 8 November, is about equal to the amount of energy it stored after the first large eruption on October 26. This is one of the reasons that the danger zones of the volcano have been reset earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 November 2010 10:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 240 in Merapi eruptions Indonesia's Mount Merapi death toll has increased to 240 after two weeks of constant eruptions, officials said Friday. The National Disaster Management Agency confirmed the number of deaths after its latest count that included additional people who died from respiratory problems, heart attacks and other illnesses related to the eruptions. In addition, the number of refugees has reached 380,049 people have been displaced.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 November 2010 08:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hot weather slows search for Mount Merapi victims Hot weather causes search and rescue for victims of hot pyroclastic flows exhausted by the Mount Merapi volcano. It is expected that there are still a number of bodies in several villages in and around Cangkringan, but because of hot weather, evacuation efforts are slower than expected. Search and rescue teams had to retreat to an emergency post in Wedomartani, Ngemplak.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 November 2010 03:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


More hot ash clouds as Mount Merapi seems to cool down The Mount Merapi volcano is currently showing signs of cooling down somewhat, especially compared to the deadly eruption it caused one week ago. During that eruption, huge amounts of ash were exhausted and almost 200 people died. The volcano is still very active however, and is also still exhausting hot ash clouds.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 November 2010 11:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rumor: Ancient volcano rumbles into live near Yogyakarta Earlier today an Indonesian online news service reported that the prehistoric Nglanggeran volcano in the area of Gunung Kidul (lit 'Southern Hills') southeast of the city of Yogyakarta had come back to life. The volcano was said to produce a rumbling sound and small plumes of smoke were also said to be visible at the peak. Residents were reported fleeing from the area as well.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2010 09:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 191 in Merapi eruptions The death toll in Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region. Disaster management officials confirmed the number of deaths since Merapi began making strong eruptions late last month. In addition, over 340,000 people are currently staying in temporary camps.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2010 02:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


The breathtaking view and sound of a pyroclastic cloud Two days ago, also soon after our breakfast, we got on our motorcycle to make the trip towards Klaten. Since all roads directly north of Yogyakarta were sealed off, and Cangkringan was one of the worst-hit areas, I wanted to go east as far as possible before driving back to the Mount Merapi volcano again. There were relatively little problems in that area, which was also easy to reach.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2010 05:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi still erupting, but less violent now The Mount Merapi volcano north of the city of Yogyakarta in Central Java is still erupting. Earlier this morning, during a brief period of clear weather, a clear dark ash cloud could be seen rising from it;s crater. The volcano also produced hot pyroclastic flows that came down some of it's slopes earlier this morning and last night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2010 05:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Over 200 missing after Mount Merapi eruptions The Sardjito general hospital in Yogyakarta has announced that they have listed over 200 missing persons after the most recent heavy eruptions of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java. Most of the missing were reported only after the most heavy eruption until now, which occurred last Friday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 November 2010 10:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


U.S. President Obama to visit Indonesia despite volcano threat U.S. President Barack Obama is due to arrive on Tuesday for a 24-hour visit to Indonesia as part of a 10-day Asian tour, despite concerns resulting from the ongoing eruptions at Mount Merapi, Indonesian and U.S. officials said on Monday.

Posted in Politics @ 09 November 2010 09:31 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Earthquake near Yogyakarta causes panic An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter Scale has caused some panic among residents in the city of Yogyakarta. The earthquake struck during a heavy eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano, so it was not immediately clear for residents what was happening at that very moment.

Posted in Earthquake @ 09 November 2010 09:21 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Refugee camps full, people forced to sleep in trucks The ever increasing number of refugees caused by the erupting Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java is causing refugee shelters in the district of Magelang to be flooded with refugees. Most of them are now forced to just stay near one of the shelters instead of finding shelter inside one of them.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 November 2010 01:49 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Muntilan turned into disaster zone Yesterday, after a night of rest without too much new activity of the Mount Merapi volcano, we left for that area soon after breakfast to see what happened outside the city of Yogyakarta. That this was much worse than inside the city was nothing to doubt about. How bad? That is something I didn't know yet, because I had never had the chance to experience it.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 10:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Difficult search for missing and dead around Mount Merapi After a heavy eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano three days ago, the search for dead and missing is still very difficult. The volcano is still very active and hot ash clouds like the one that came down the volcano's slopes three days ago are still hitting the area around the volcano every few hours which causes circumstances to be very dangerous.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 07:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


135 dead and almost 300.000 evacuated over Mount Merapi eruption The total number of casualties caused by the ongoing eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java has risen to 135. This was announced by a government agency earlier this afternoon, but it is very likely that this number will increase futher because several areas can not be searched and the volcano is showing no signs of cooling down.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2010 09:26 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Central Java train travel delayed by ash rains Ash from the Mount Merapi volcano is causing more and more problems in an increasingly large area. After main roads were turned into slippery grayish-white lines in the landscape, train travel in Central Java is now also disrupted by falling ash. Trains now generally depart and arrive with an hour delay.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2010 08:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Lava from Mount Merapi's latest eruption destroys two hamlets Two hamlets at Mount Merapi slopes have been destroyed by lava sparked from a major eruption which took place at the world's most active mount on early Friday. One of the destroyed hamlets was Brogangsuruh at Argomulyo village, Cangkringan district in Sleman regency, and the other was Slodokan at Wukirsari village also in the same district.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2010 06:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


To Yogyakarta with a little detour With two tickets Batam-Jakarta-Yogyakarta we made an effort to get to our final destination of the day quite early in the morning today. When I checked the news enjoying a fresh cup of coffee I found out that the airport of Yogyakarta was still closed and that this was likely to stay this way for some time to come. So no direct flight to Yogyakarta today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 16:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi shows no sign of cooling down 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.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 10:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 122 in Merapi eruptions With Mount Merapi's most recent eruption, which is being described as the worst in a century, the death toll has risen to 122, officials said Friday. Merapi's thunderous roars late Thursday night were heard up to 25 kilometers away as it shot hot ash 10 kilometers into the sky and 11 kilometers down its slopes.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2010 00:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcanic material reaches rivers in Yogyakarta city 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.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 14:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Towards the danger? About one and a half year ago I moved out from Yogyakarta, where I stayed for three years. Those three years started two months after the destructive earthquake which was directly followed by a small eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano directly north of where I lived then - Jakal KM 5, as it is locally known best.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 13:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


89 dead after Mount Merapi erupts violently The number of dead after the most recent eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano last night has risen to 89. The nightly eruption was the most heavy one since the eruption started a week and a half ago. The Coordinating Minister of Welfare, Agung Laksono, has confirmed this information earlier today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 04:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Panic after renewed eruption of Mount Merapi volcano Panic broke out among the population after the most recent large eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano late in the evening. The chaos caused traffic problems in which at least two people died. A spokesperson of the Red Cross has confirmed this.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2010 02:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi erupts again, danger zone expands Indonesia's Mount Merapi on Wednesday erupted again with more force than last week's blasts, spewing out hot ash, lava, and burning rocks up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) into the sky for over an hour. Authorities expanded Merapi's danger zone to 15 kilometers (9.3 miles), which is beginning to reach areas not yet evacuated as well as refugee camps.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 November 2010 02:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Increased volcanic activity seen at Mount Anak Krakatau With Indonesia facing twin disasters from Mount Merapi's eruptions and the Mentawai islands tsunami, Mount Anak Krakatau's activity is increasing and sea temperatures nearby are rising due to its activity, officials said on Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2010 01:50 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi exhausted eight pyroclastic clouds today During the day today, Mount Merapi has exhausted a number of eight separate pyroclastic clouds. However this number is high, they did not cause panic because they didn't reach far down the slopes of the mountain, according to observations made at the observation post in Deles in the district of Klaten, Central Java province.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2010 09:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi erupts again Indonesia's Mount Merapi on Monday erupted again, spewing out thick black smoke as residents continue to evacuate the area, local media reported. Jogjakarta's Volcanic Investigation and Technology Development Center chief, Subandriyo, has stated that continuing eruptions are expected.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash rains Mount Merapi reach Solo Ash rains originating from the Mount Merapi volcano mixed with normal rain reached the city of Solo in the afternoon yesterday. The ash, originating from the most recent eruption of the volcano around 15:30 local time yesterday, forced the airport of Adi Soemarmo near Solo to close down for an hour.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 November 2010 00:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


UNICEF sends relief supplies to support Indonesia after disasters The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Friday announced that it is sending relief supplies to support the Indonesian Government's humanitarian efforts after the disasters that affected the nation.

Posted in General @ 31 October 2010 01:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Ash rains hit Yogyakarta city after latest eruption After the most recent eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java, the city of Yogyakarta was hit by ash rains. Houses and streets in a large part of the city are now covered in a thin layer of grayish white ash which measures several millimeters.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 30 October 2010 04:07 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll after tsunami rises to 370, almost 400 still missing As aid workers arrive in the remote Indonesian islands of Mentawai, the latest death toll after the tsunami caused by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake has risen to at least 370 with almost 400 still missing, officials said Thursday.

Posted in Earthquake @ 29 October 2010 06:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Death toll rises to 34 after Merapi eruptions The death toll has risen to at least 34 following Mount Merapiís latest eruption, officials said Thursday. According to hospital medics, 33 bodies had been under the supervision of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, while one other in Panti Nugroho Slemen Hospital.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 October 2010 05:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


EU provides 1.5 million in aid for tsunami and volcano victims The European Union (EU) on Thursday announced that its Commission will be providing Ä1.5 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to survivors of the tsunami in Mentawai and the volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi in Java.

Posted in General @ 29 October 2010 02:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


At least 28 killed after Mount Merapi violently erupts One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes spewed out clouds of ash and jets of searing gas on Wednesday in an eruption that has killed at least 28 people and injured 14. Authorities have been trying to evacuate more than 11,000 villagers living on the slopes of the volcano, where many houses have been destroyed, the ruins lying covered in white ash.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 27 October 2010 10:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 4 reactions


Thousands flee, some hurt as Mount Merapi erupts Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said. The eruption began at around 5.50 p.m. local time on Tuesday when three loud explosions rocked the mountain, spewing volcanic ashes into the sky.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2010 14:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi threatens over 50,000 people on Java More than 50,000 people are threatened and urged to evacuate on Indonesia's island of Java as Mount Merapi is feared to erupt soon, officials said on Monday. Authorities say more than 50,000 people may be in danger if the volcano erupts now, and urged residents to move to safer ground immediately. However, many locals are refusing to evacuate, saying it is too soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2010 04:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


40,000 people on Mount Merapi need to be evacuated Some 40,000 people living on Mount Merapi need to be evacuated after the volcano status was raised to alert level on Monday morning. The people live in Sleman regency, Klaten regency, Magelang regency and Boyolali regency.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 October 2010 10:59 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano shows signs of activity The status of the Mount Merapi volcano in Central has officially been put at 'active' yesterday. This decision was made after a considerable increase of the number of tremors in and around the volcano. Several of the tremors could also be felt by residents nearby, but at the moment there is no sign that the volcano will erupt any time soon.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 24 September 2010 08:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sand miner dies after rock falls down in Yogyakarta province One person who worked as a sand miner in the Gendol river - one of the river beds on the slopes of the Mount Merapi volcano - has died because he was crushed to death under de weight of large stones that came down on him. The 45-year-old Saidi died on the location of the accident.

Posted in Accidents @ 28 November 2007 05:01 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Between volcanoes There are those period in which the normal life gets a little bit more exciting. It is mainly the many volcanoes which show off at the most strange times and can cause the most strange events. In the middle of 2006 it was the Mount Merapi volcano which caused people to flee it's slopes with an outflow of lava and some lahar (hot or cold mud flows with volcanic rocks), right now I am virtually half way between the Mount Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait and the Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2007 00:00 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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