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Mount Slamet still spews volcanic ash Mount Slamet, which covers five districts in Central Java, was reportedly still spewing volcanic ash in the area around its peak. On Friday night, thin volcanic ash began pouring out in the area around the observation post, head of Mount Slamet Observation Post, Sudrajat, said here on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 July 2014 17:46 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Residents urged to follow Mount Slamet danger zone ban Head of the Geological Agency Surono appealed to the villagers residing around Mount Slamet to abide by the danger zone limit, set at a four-kilometer radius from the peak, following increased activity.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 May 2014 20:15 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


18,000 evacuees Mount Sinabung eruption still in shelter Many evacuees from the Mount Sinabung eruptions in North Sumatras Karo district have returned home, with nearly 18 thousand of them still taking shelter as of Saturday, a spokesman said on Sunday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 23 February 2014 14:56 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud evacuees allowed to return home The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has allowed evacuees to return to their homes on the slope of Mount Kelud after the volcanos status has been lowered from the top to the third alert.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 February 2014 21:28 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mt Kelud`s cold mud flow inundates farming areas A cold mud flow streaming from Mount Kelud and flowing into River Konto inundated farming areas in Kandangan sub-district, Pare district and Badas sub-district, Kediri district, East Java Province.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 February 2014 18:27 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcanic materials pose danger of floods Around 50 million cubic meters of Mount Keluds volcanic materials have posed danger of flooding in areas around the slopes of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 19 February 2014 18:16 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


TNI secures lava canal of Mount Kelud The Indonesian Military (TNI) soldiers have beefed up security arrangements around the lava canal of Mount Kelud in the Kediri District, East Java province, as it can be dangerous to the residents.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 February 2014 20:41 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Seven airports closed due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud Seven airports and one airstrip remain closed on Saturday, as of 10:00 am local time (GMT +7), due to volcanic ash from Mount Kelud in East Java, an official said.

Posted in Travel @ 15 February 2014 12:45 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Trucks used to clear out volcanic ash in Yogyakarta Dozens of trucks belonging to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) were deployed to clear out the volcanic ash spewed by Mount Kelud, which erupted on Thursday night.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 22:20 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Lewotobi alert status raised to alert level II Increased seismic activity reported in Mount Lewotobi located in the Flores Timur district in Indonesias eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara has led officials to raise its danger status to alert level II.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 20:24 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Airports closed over Mount Kelud eruption Volcanic ash from a major eruption in Indonesia shrouded a large swath of the country's most densely populated island on Friday, closed three international airports and sent thousands fleeing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 February 2014 03:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung eruption isolates villages in Karo A number of villages in Namanteran Subdistrict, Karo District, North Sumatra, are now isolated as vehicles are hampered to reach the areas due to volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung eruption that blocks access roads.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 January 2014 15:07 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Sinabung volcano keeps on erupting heavily Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra has remained dangerous as eruptions continued to be recorded at 106 times in the past two days.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 January 2014 18:18 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


Mount Sinabung erupts again Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra erupted again on Tuesday at 12:13 p.m. West Indonesian Standard Time, spewing volcanic ash and thick smoke five kilometres into the air. The highest mountain in North Sumatra (2,600 metres) had erupted at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday forcing people to flee.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 September 2013 15:15 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Palue Island to be emptied over Mount Rokatenda danger Residents living on the tiny island of Palue, in East Nusa Tenggara,will be moved to a nearby island over concern that the erupting Mount Rokatenda could become a larger threat, a disaster mitigation agency official said on Saturday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 August 2013 04:43 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mountt Rokatenda in East Nusa Tengara erupts Mount Rokatenda in Palue island, East Nusa Tenggara province, erupted early Saturday, spewing ash onto a number of villages on the island. The eruption, which occurred at nearly 01.00 a.m., also was accompanied by earthquakes, local resident Bertolomeus Pelle said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 August 2013 18:10 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


Mount Krakatau: tremblors up to five times a minute Scientists at the observation post for the Mount Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra have announced that the number of tremors in the volcano has now increased to up to four or five a minute. During Wednesday, a total of 5,000 tremors were recorded.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 October 2011 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Higher alert-status for Anak Ranakah volcano on Flores The Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency BMKG has announced that it has raised the alert status for the Anak Ranakah volcano in the district of Manggarai on the island of Flores in southeastern Indonesia. The status is now two out of scale of four. The 2,247 meter high volcano almost continuously emits a small plume of white smoke, but now the activity inside the volcano has also increased.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 August 2011 10:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Karangetang in North Sulawesi on alert status National Agency for Disaster Mitigation spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Monday Mount Karangetang in Sitaro Regency, North Sulawesi, was on alert status. "We increased its status to alert on Monday. We also warn that the area within a two kilometer radius of the volcano is the most dangerous," said Sutopo.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 09 August 2011 04:59 CET by Jeroen · 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'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


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


Mount Karangetang volcano erupts near Sulawesi One of Indonesia's most active volcanos has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes. Volcanology official Agus Budianto said Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 March 2011 01:48 CET by Jeroen · 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


Cold lava flooding after Merapi eruptions hit Yogyakarta With heavy rainfall accompanied by sporadic but strong wind currents, Indonesia's Yogyakarta was hit by the largest outflow of cold lava and mud, locally known as lahar dingin, since October's Merapi eruptions, local media reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 January 2011 02:44 CET by Blog Bot · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert status Mount Sinabung lowered to 'awake' A spokesperson of the Volcanologic and Geologic Disaster Office, PVMBG, has said that the status of the Mount Sinabung volcano in Tanah Karo, North Sumatra has been lowered to 'awake'. The status of the volcano earlier was 'alert', while the activity is still monitored closely.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 15 November 2010 00:46 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


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


Mount Merapi victims buried in mass graves Yogyakarta witnessed another mass burial on Sunday. Search and rescue teams struggled to evacuate survivors and the dead - sacrificing some of their own in the process. Reports said five volunteers died Sunday; three were killed by searing-hot ash clouds and two were buried in three meters of ash.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 November 2010 14:09 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


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


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


Death toll rises to 34 after Merapi eruptions The death toll has risen to at least 34 following Mount Merapi’s 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


Mount Sinabung volcano erupts after 400-year sleep The Sinabung volcano on the island of Sumatra erupted on Sunday for the first time in four centuries, sending smoke 1,500 meters into the air and prompting the evacuation of thousands of residents, officials said. There were no reports of casualties so far and aviation in the area was unaffected.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 29 August 2010 09:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Rinjani volcano on Lombok island comes to life Lombok's Gunung Barujari part of the Gunung Rinjani volcano complex on the island of Lombok has been placed on a "caution" (waspada) list by Indonesian officials following a rash of continuing explosions, sometimes throwing molten ash 1,200 meters skyward.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 May 2010 07:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Gunung Bagging: a new website for hikers Indonesia is a hiker’s paradise, but sometimes it can be tough just knowing where to start. A new website aims to help you take the first step. Dan Quinn makes lists. He makes lists of things to do. He makes lists of things to buy. And he’s made a list of mountains to climb. “Without a list,” he says, “I don’t get things done.”

Posted in Others @ 26 December 2009 08:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Status of Mount Batur volcano raised to 'careful' The Mount Batur volcano, located on the island of Bali shows signs of renewed activity. The first recorded eruption of the volcano was in 1804. Since then it erupted at least 28 times with intervals of between one and 39 years. Normally the 1,717 meter high volcano erupts in a strombolian eruption where lava just flows out of it's crater. The last eruption as on July 7, 2000.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 November 2009 00:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Video: Eruption of Mount Karangetang volcano The Mount Karangetang volcano on the island of Siau in North Sulawesi has erupted again early this morning. The volcano started erupting last Thursday, but the intensity of the eruption is still growing. The volcano shot lava and molten rock as high as two kilometers in the air. Authorities have started to organise emergency shelters for those living on the slopes of the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2009 09:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Karangetang in North Sulawesi erupts The Mount Karangetang volcano on the island of Sitaro in North Sulawesi has just started erupting. The volcano exhausts hot lava and volcanic debris from it's crater. The volcano rumbled to life two days ago but the intensity of the eruption was still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2009 11:04 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds evacuated as Mount Karangetang erupts Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated after a volcano erupted in eastern part of Indonesia, officials said here Tuesday. Mount Karangetang on Siau Island, of North Sulawesi province has been on top alert status since Sunday, as the volcano has formed a crater on its side and spewed black ash carrying hot materials up to two kilometers, head of Indonesian Volcanology Agency Surono said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 June 2009 03:05 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Slamet volcano continues to erupt The head of the Center of Volcanology and Disaster Management, Surono, has said that the activity of the Mount Slamet volcano is still increasing. Observations at the observation post for the volcano in the village of Gambuhan show that since April 26, 2009 the number of lava eruptions and tremors is still increasing.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 April 2009 15:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Activity of Mount Slamet still increases The volcanic activity of the Mount Slamet volcano keeps on increasing. Where there were first some hundred tremors a day which lasted between 20 and 95 seconds, now the volcano also emits molten rock up to heights of 900 meters from the peak of the volcano. The volcano has now released lava some 80 times. The eruptions that occurred today were much bigger than those recorded yesterday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 April 2009 04:18 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia raises alert on volcano in East Java Indonesia has raised to maximum its alert on the Mount Semeru volcano in East Java, warning of potentially dangerous lava flows, an official at the country's vulcanology center said on Saturday. The 3,376-meter Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes on Java island. Seven people were killed by the mountain's heat clouds in 1994.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 March 2009 02:32 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sulawesi's Mount Soputan erupts again One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes erupted Monday, spewing flames and clouds of smoke up to a kilometre into the air. Indonesia's volcanology centre said the nearest villages are about eight kilometres from the mouth of the crater on Mount Soputan, putting residents well beyond the danger zone.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 October 2008 03:45 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Egon and Lewotobi on Flores come to life The Volcanology department of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources has put the Mount Egon volcano in the district of Sikka and the Mount Lewotobi volcano in the district of Eastern Flores to the second level. Both had an normal activity earlier on. At the moment it is possible that clouds of smoke with high levels of dangerous gases can escape from both volcanoes.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 18 July 2008 10:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud lava dome is not expanding anymore The Center for Mitigation of Natural Disasters (PVMBG) in Bandung has confirmed that the lava dome on top of the Mount Kelud (sometimes written as Kelut) has stopped growing. The lava dome is now some 250 meters high and 400 meters in diameter and contains volcanic material from inside the Mount Kelud volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 22 June 2008 12:10 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcano will take years to cool down The observation team for the Mount Kelud volcano (sometimes written Kelut) near the city of Kediri in central Java has decided not to lower it's alert status in the next two years. The head of the observation post, Khoirul Huda, explained that at this time there are still signs of the seemingly imminent eruption from half a year ago. This causes the character of the volcano to be instable. "We hope that in the next two years the volcano will reach a stable phase again," said Khoirul.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 June 2008 04:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Soputan volcano erupts flow of lava The Mount Soputan volcano in the district South Minahasa, in northern Sumatra, which has been erupting since yesterday morning, has started to erupt a flow of lava earlier this morning. Despite this eruption, the Volcanologic and Geophysics Institute in Bandung has not raised the status of the volcano yet. "We know the volcano is more active, but we already warned for this event yesterday," said the head of the institute, Surono.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 June 2008 06:09 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Hundreds flee homes after volcano erupts on Flores Hundreds of people have fled their homes after the Mount Egon volcano erupted on the island of Flores on Tuesday evening. There are no reports of damages or casualties according to Indonesia's volcanology and disaster management agencies on Wednesday. Head of the volcanology agency Surono said that Mount Egon in the Sikka regency of East Nusa Tenggara province spewed lava at 22:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday and resulted smoke up to 4,000 meters high.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 April 2008 13:02 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau roars and dazzles with fireworks The Mount Anak Krakatau lets out a massive roar yesterday as it blasts a large cloud of smoke and molten red-hot rocks hundreds of meters into the sky at night. Just a few hours later, a river of lava and stones glides down the slopes of the volcano as the early light of a rising sun tries to break to the clouds which have settled over the small and young mountain earlier.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 12 November 2007 00:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Anak Krakatau continues to be active Dark clouds hang over the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait yesterday after a densely clouded sky blocked the sight of the ongoing eruption of molten rock, toxic gas and lava. Meanwhile, volcanic tremors continued. The weather in the area however was so bad that the hot clouds originating from the volcano were dampened quickly upon their release.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 November 2007 08:41 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


Lava island in Mount Kelud's crater growing The Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java is still active. As is reported by reporters at the scene, the lava island inside the crater lake of the volcano is still growing. This is measured by the number of tremors originating from the crater. Clouds of white steam and smoke are still exhausted by the central part of the crater and reach altitudes of around 1,000 meters. The observation post for the Kelud volcano reported that there were 25 tremors inside the crater which caused the exhaust of white clouds of steam.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 November 2007 04:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Intensity of eruptions Mount Semeru decreases Eruptions still take place at the Mount Semeru volcano in the district Lumajang in eastern Java, but it's intensity is going down. Seismic data from the observation post Gunung Sawur in Lumajang shows that there are some 40 eruptions every day. Earlier this was somewhere between 55 and 130 times a day.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2007 16:25 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New crater of Mount Krakatau gets bigger The volcanic activity of the Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait is still rising. The new crater on the volcano is getting bigger as well. At the observation post of the volcano, in the village of Pasauran in the district of Serang, they recorded 143 eruptions, 28 volcanic tremors and 31 other tremors. The new crater has now reached a diameter of 75 meters by 100 meters. Hot rocks and other volcanic material is thrown out from it every time there is an eruption. Hot clouds reach altitudes of up to 600 meters.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2007 13:35 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


New island in Mount Kelud crater lake closely observed The new island in the crater lake of the Mount Kelud volcano has been identified as being remaining lava from it's latest eruption in 1990. There are now three different scenarios for a likely eruption of the 1,731 meter high volcano. According to the Center for Volcanology and Geophysics in Bandung, there are three scenarios with an even chance of happening. "We didn't chance the alert status of the volcano so it is still at the highest alert level," said Agus Budianto, head of the Volcano Watch Department.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 November 2007 06:44 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud spills boiling water from it's crater The Mount Kelud volcano is dangerously close to an eruption on Monday as magma was pushing upwards through the blocked crater, causing boiling water to spill down it's slopes, according a volcanologist. The water level in the crater lake has fallen because of cracks in it's surface. This also caused damage to essential equipment used to monitor the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 05 November 2007 10:57 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Scientists: 'Eruption of Mount Kelud still imminent' One day after an eruption was falsely reported for the Mount Kelud volcano, the volcano is still showing signs of an imminent eruption, a scientist said on Sunday. "An eruption is now very, very much possible, although so far it has not yet happened," told Agus Budianto, a geologist who is monitoring the activities of the volcano. On Saturday, continuous tremors inside the volcano became so strong that they could not be read on seismological instruments anymore. Scientists at an observation post feared an eruption and evacuated themselves.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 November 2007 09:15 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Residents flee as Mount Kelud begins erupting The Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java has begun erupting earlier on Saturday, according to seismic readings. There was no visual confirmation however because of bad weather and fog around the peak of the volcano, according to a vulcanologist. Residents are fleeing the slopes of the mountain in sheer panic and the observation posts have been abandoned.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2007 13:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Kelud volcano in eruption, data says According to data from an observation post, the Mount Kelud volcano is in eruption. A few hours ago, tremors started to pick up once again, but now they broke the maximum level, which means there is an active eruption. There is no sign yet of ash clouds or lava showing up, but that might be just a matter of time. The crater is filled with a big lake and the weather around the volcano is bad as well.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2007 11:39 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau creates new crater The activity of a number of volcanoes is still rising. One of them is the Mount Krakatau volcao in the Sunda Strait. The frequency of volcanic tremors and small volcanic earthquakes was still on the rise.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 November 2007 09:27 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Krakatau spews lava Mount Krakatau - in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra - has been put on the second-highest alert because it has been spewing ash for several days now. Saut Simatupang, from the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, said that the increased activity of the Anak Krakatau volcano posed a big danger so people have been advised to stay outside a three-kilometer danger zone around the volcano.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 02 November 2007 07:58 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Three volcanoes simmering in Indonesia Indonesian scientists are closely monitoring three simmering volcanoes across the nation on Friday. These include the Mount Kelud volcano in eastern Java, the Mount Soputan volcano in Sulawesi and the infamous Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java. This volcano as been spewing some ashes a few hundred meters into the air since Tuesday.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 26 October 2007 01:17 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Soputan volcano erupts A volcano erupted on the island of Sulawesi on Thursday, shooting plumes of white smoke and sand more than 1 kilometer into the air. Villages nearby are covered in a thin layer of ash, officials said. Some violent tremors sent farmers away from their fields around the crater of Mount Soputan just before the eruption according to Sandy Manengke, a local monitoring official. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 October 2007 13:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Strong quakes boost seismic activities in Sumatra The 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Bengkulu province of Sumatra Island last week has triggered the rise of seismic activities of three volcanoes in the area, but they all still calm now, the Indonesian Volcanology and Mitigation Center said on Monday. The earthquake with the epicenter located in waters off western Sumatra was followed by a string of tremors with magnitudes ranging from four to more than seven. Scores of tsunami warning were issued.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 September 2007 16:46 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Karangetang volcano erupts again today The Karangetang volcano in eastern Indonesia spewed hot lava and clouds of ash high into the atmosphere early on Monday according to a volcanologist. The eruption came just hours after hundreds of residents living on the slopes were evacuated. There are no reports of injuries or damage according to Yudi Satipang, a volcanologist who has been monitoring the Karangetang volcano on the island of Siau since it was placed on high alert last weekend.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 August 2007 16:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


High alert for Karangetang volcano near Sulawesi Some 500 families have been evacuated from the slopes of the Karangetang volcano on the island of Siau, near northeast Sulawesi. The evacuations come after a warning from authorities that an eruption could be imminent. The alert status of the volcano was raised on Saturday; advising that at least two villages were to be evacuated.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 20 August 2007 02:41 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Soputan volcano on Sulawesi erupts The Soputan volcano on the northern top of the island of Sulawesi has started spewing ash and rocks. Lava debris is starting to descend down it's slopes but no evacuation had taken place according to an official on Tuesday. Mount Soputan, 2.175 kilometers northeast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, is no threat to the nearest villages, located at 11 kilometers from it's crater. Even in the event of an actual eruption there is no direct danger, according to Saut Sumatupang, head of Indonesia's Volcanology Survey.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 14 August 2007 16:08 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Situation report: Gamkonora volcano Mount Gamkonora, located in South Ibu Sub-district, West Halmahera District, North Maluku Province, erupted yesterday at 14:50 hrs East Indonesian Time or 12:50 Jakarta time. Mount Gamkonora is located 3.5 hours from Ternate, capital of North Maluku Province. The mountain spewed cold lava and the dust is now piling up to 30 cm high with the radius of around 7.5 km from the epicenter. The Center for Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has increased the level of alertness from Level III to Level IV (the highest one) since yesterday. SATKORLAK PB reported that there have been five eruptions since 07:30 Jakarta time this morning.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 July 2007 02:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two missing mountainers climbing Mount Semeru found alive Two climbers that had been reported missing last week when climbing Mount Semeru were found alive earlier today and were evacuated from Besuk Tompe to Loji Air. "Thank God, the two mountaineers, Markus (28) and Riko (27), have been found alive although they are very weak for not having had any food for the last four days," said Joko Prihanton, head of Beuk Tompe National Park by telephone.

Posted in General @ 11 June 2007 16:33 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Dead man travels across Java unnoticed on train A dead passenger has traveled on a train on an executive passenger train for at least half a day before being noticed. This was reported by an Indonesian newspaper yesterday. Family members found the body of Edy Haryanto, 55, sitting in a locked lavatory on Thursday afternoon, more than one day after he had boarded the train in the central Javanese town of Tegal together with some friends, Warta Kota newspaper said.

Posted in Oddly enough ... @ 28 April 2007 05:23 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 3 reactions


Batu Tara volcano keeps spewing lava Thousands of people on the island of Lembata, in the Solor Archipelago are evacuated from the area of the Batu Tara volcano as it spews ash and lava. The volcano became more active during Saturday, as was reported by the Jakarta Post. Tons of ash and lava came from it's crater and were dumped in the sea.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 25 March 2007 12:37 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia disaster shows risks of mud volcanoes In a village in Indonesia's East Java province, a man is struggling to watch television with a volcano erupting in his living room. Risks from volcanoes that ooze mud rather than spew lava have long been underestimated worldwide, even with a cataclysmic mudflow in another part of Java that has swamped an area the size of Monaco and forced 10,000 people from their homes.

Posted in Sidoarjo mudflow @ 21 October 2006 04:47 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 1 reaction


Indonesia raises alert level at rumbling Mount Talang Scientists have raised the alert level at a rumbling volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island after it showed signs of increased activity, but a major eruption is not imminent, an official said Sunday. Sensors on the slopes of Mount Talang in west Sumatra picked up increased volcanic activity and a buildup of gases, but the mountain did not send debris or lava down its slopes, said Dalipa Marjusi, an official at a monitoring post. "There is a possibility of a major eruption, but it is not imminent," he said.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 September 2006 13:52 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Alert level at Mount Bromo volcano raised to second-highest Indonesia has raised the alert level at a smoking volcano on Java island, and is urging villagers and tourists to stay off the mountain's slopes, the government said Wednesday. Mount Bromo typically erupts once a year, but it does not send debris or lava far down its slopes and nearby towns and villages were in no danger, government volcanologist Suryono told el-Shinta radio station.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 September 2006 07:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Villagers refused to leave areas outside volcano-zone A volcano in eastern Indonesia spewed hot gas and debris 1 1/2 kilometers (a mile) down its slopes on Monday, but hundreds of villagers were refusing to leave areas just outside the danger-zone, officials said. No injuries were reported. Mount Karangetang, one of the country's most active mountains, has been at a state of high alert for two weeks.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 01 August 2006 05:48 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcano alert in Sulawesi to highest level Indonesia has raised the alert status of Karangetang volcano in the country's eastern region by one level to its highest after activity increased, the Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said today. Karangetang volcano, which lies at the northern end of Siau island in North Sulawesi province, has been spewing lava and hot clouds since July 22, the agency said. The 1,784-meter volcano had more than 40 recorded eruptions since 1675, according to U.S. Geological Survey.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 28 July 2006 15:22 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Java tsunami death toll increases to 650 people The death toll from the July 17 earthquake and tsunami in south Java, Indonesia, rose to as many as 650 people, according to Rustam S. Pakaya, head of crisis management at the Health Ministry, said. There are 120 people still missing, while 1,800 were injured and 42,639 are homeless, Pakaya said.

Posted in Earthquake @ 24 July 2006 13:51 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Experts consider reducing Indonesian volcano alert Activity at Indonesia's Mount Merapi has been decreasing and officials are reviewing the volcano's top alert status, a scientist said Saturday. "There's a trend of decreased activity but Merapi still emits lava trails," Hani Prabawati from the vulcanology office in Yogyakarta, the main city south of Merapi, was quoted by AFP as saying.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 03 July 2006 09:30 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Volcano continues to spew glowing lava Coughing Mount Merapi, which is located between Yogyakarta and Central Java Province, Indonesia, continued to spew hot clouds and glowing lava in the southerly direction toward Gendol River on Saturday. "From the Babadan observation post, it was monitored that Mount Merapi expelled two hot clouds over a maximum distance of 1.5 kilometer in the wee hours on Saturday," Antara news agency quoted head of the Merapi Section of Yogyakarta's Volcanological and Technology Development Center (BPPTK) Subandriyo as saying.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 17 June 2006 15:42 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Two trapped in bunker on Merapi volcano found dead Two men trapped in a bunker by volcanic debris from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano have died, disaster management officials and a Reuters witness said on Friday. "The first person was in a singed condition because of hot steam," Widisutikno told Elshinta news radio, while the second person's body was intact when recovered from the bunker early on Friday morning.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 16 June 2006 07:06 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia lowers alert level at Merapi volcano An Indonesian state agency monitoring Mount Merapi has lowered the volcano's alert status after a decrease in emissions, officials at the vulcanology centre said on Tuesday. Merapi in central Java, near the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Pacific "Ring of Fire". It has threatened a major eruption for weeks, forcing evacuation of thousands from its slopes.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 13 June 2006 15:28 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Smouldering Mount Merapi slows tourism In the shadow of Mount Merapi, a 30-year-old woman selling snacks to tourists visiting the rumbling Indonesian volcano says business has never been this bad. Tourists who once thronged the area are too frightened to trek to Babadan, one of Merapi's observation points, just 4.5 km (3 miles) from the peak of the restive mountain. "I used to get 100 customers during weekends, but it's too quiet now," said Ngatini, a mother of two, sitting in her wooden hut covered with thick volcanic ash.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 11 June 2006 10:14 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merapi activity slows down, but still dangerous Activity of Mt. Merapi slowed down on Saturday, but Yogyakarta's Volcano Research Center had not removed the red code status of the volcano as its activity could still increase anytime, an official said. Data collected by the Center from midnight to 6 a.m. on Saturday showed that the volcano spewed 43 times of hot gas, flowing some one kilometer away from the peak.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 10 June 2006 10:53 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merapi spews lava and gas in large eruption Indonesia's Mount Merapi hurled lava and gas clouds down its slopes on Thursday in the volcano's largest eruption since it began heating up two months ago, officials and local media reports said. The eruption occurred at about 9:05 a.m. (02:05 GMT), reaching a record distance of five kilometres in the direction of the Gendol River, burning down part of the Kaliadem forest area in the district of Sleman, the state-run news agency, Antara, reported.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 08 June 2006 20:56 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Indonesia begins immunizations in earthquake zone Hundreds of women cradling babies and holding the hands of children lined up Wednesday as Indonesia kicked off a massive campaign to immunize more than 1.5 million people against disease following last month's deadly earthquake. “We are racing against time,” said Gandung Hermanto, head of the surveillance division at the health department in Bantul, the district hardest hit by the May 27 quake that turned ramshackle homes into piles of bricks and rubble in less than a minute.

Posted in Earthquake @ 07 June 2006 07:20 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


11,000 evacuated as Mount Merapi volcano spews ash and lava The 9,700-foot (2,900-meter) volcano on the Indonesian island of Java has been sporadically spewing clouds of toxic gas and lava for several weeks. Experts believe a major eruption could come at any time. Villagers were being trucked away from the foot of the mountain to temporary shelters.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 07 June 2006 07:11 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Merapi volcano lava dome raises eruption concerns The lava dome on Indonesia's Mount Merapi is increasing, raising concerns the volcano will erupt and add to the chaos in central Java after last month's earthquake that killed more than 5,800 people. Mount Merapi, which is about 60 kilometers (35 miles) from the center of the May 27 earthquake near the city of Yogyakarta, has been emitting more gas, lava and ash in recent days, Agus Sampurno, an officer on duty at the Volcano Development and Research in Yogyakarta, said in a phone interview today.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 06 June 2006 11:29 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Sanitary conditions worsen in quake-hit area Many of Indonesia's 650,000 homeless earthquake survivors are living with deteriorating sanitary conditions, forced to wash with dirty water that infects wounds and spreads skin disease, doctors said Sunday. Another peril loomed from a nearby volcano, which spewed lava and hot gases dozens of times on Sunday. There was also concern about bird flu in the quake zone, as the number of Indonesia's human deaths from the virus mounted. Some of the homeless have taken shelter in chicken coops that aid workers fear could contain the disease.

Posted in Earthquake @ 05 June 2006 10:12 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions


Mount Merapi volcano continuing spewing lava Mount Merapi volcano spewed out fresh clouds of hot gases and streams of lava today, as scientists warned that its expanding lava dome might collapse. Lava spurted out of the crater dozens of times, and searing-hot clouds of gas and debris known as pyroclastic flows reached as far as four kilometres down the mountain's southeast side, said Sugiono, a Government researcher, who uses one name.

Posted in Volcanoes @ 04 June 2006 15:38 CET by Jeroen · permalink · 0 reactions
    
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