Tag Archives: Indonesian Volcano Eruption 2010

Merapi Artist Sells Ash as Souvenirs

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian artist is selling tourist souvenirs of ash from the country’s most volatile volcano to raise money for victims of its eruptions. The English-language daily The Jakarta Globe reported Monday that Agus Budi Setiawan is selling

Indonesia Downgrades Merapi Alert

Indonesian scientists have downgraded the alert status of Mount Merapi from its highest level after it killed more than 320 people in a series of violent eruptions that started in late October. “The decision was taken this morning at 9:00am

Merapi Homeless to move Islands

(Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Indonesians who fled their homes to escape an erupting volcano have been offered the chance to start anew on a less populated island, authorities said on Tuesday. Around 60,000 people are living in temporary

Volcanic Mud Flow Hits Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta. Hundreds of people in Indonesia have fled their homes to escape fast-moving mudflows streaming down the slopes of the country’s most volatile volcano. Disaster official Slamet Sugiono says those affected live along the banks of the Code River, which

Volcano Forces Airport to Close

Jakarta. A smoking volcano on Indonesia’s main island of Java has forced the closure of a local airport. Mount Bromo came back to life last week after a yearlong lull, unleashing a powerful blast of volcanic debris but causing no

New Indonesia Volcano on Red Alert

Indonesia has issued a “red alert” for an eruption at Mount Bromo volcano in eastern Java, less than a month after Mount Merapi volcano killed more than 300 people. “We raised the status of Bromo to the highest red-alert level

Merapi Spewed Hot Gas on Monday

Residents in villages on the slopes of Mt. Merapi have reported that the volcano spewed out hot gas clouds Monday night. Several residents said they had heard an explosion Monday evening, and later at around 10 p.m. they saw hot

Mount Merapi Deaths Rise to 304

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) – The number of deaths caused by recent eruptions at Indonesia’s most volatile volcano has risen to 304. Slamet Sugiono from the National Disaster Management Agency said Sunday the toll climbed after some victims succumbed to

Anak Krakatau Eruptions Continue

SERANG: Mount Anak Krakatau saw 72 eruptions on Thursday, one eruption more compared to the previous day which saw 71, the monitoring post reported Friday. “The status is still at level II or caution status,” the post was quoted by

Flights Resumed as Volcano Slows

Indonesia’s Yogyakarta airport, which had been closed for about two weeks by the eruption of the Mount Merapi volcano, has reopened for operations, officials said. Merapi, which means “Mountain of Fire”, has killed 283 people since it began erupting last