Tag Archives: Mount Merapi 2010

Indonesia: The Year of Disasters

Straddling the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia lays claim to 150 active volcanoes — more than any other country. But that distinction also means the country is particularly prone to a range of natural disasters running the gamut from volcanic

Panic as Merapi Spews More Ash

Indonesia’s most active volcano which claimed at least 36 lives last week has spewed more searing clouds of gas and ash, triggering fresh panic among locals. Azis, an official at the volcanology office in the central Java city of Yogyakarta,

Hiding Tsunami Victims Found Alive

Scores of people feared dead in Indonesia’s tsunami disaster zone have been found alive as rescue workers spread out to remote island communities five days after the killer wave. The discovery came as Indonesia struggled with disaster on two fronts

2010 Exceptional for Disasters

Catastrophic floods in Pakistan, wildfires in Russia, hurricanes in Mexico: 2010 has so far been an “exceptional” year for weather disasters, German reinsurance giant Munich Re have said. “This year really has been a year of weather records,” Peter Hoeppe,

Thick Ash Cloud Hits Indonesia

The new eruption of the Merapi vulcano lasted more than 20 minutes this morning. The ashcloud reached Yogyakarta, 25 km away. People in the city started to experience respiratory problems. The Volcanology Technology Development and Study (BPPTK) Agency in Yogyakarta

Latest Merapi Eruption Biggest Yet

Yogyakarta. Geologists have confirmed that Mount Merapi’s eruption early on Saturday morning was its biggest this week, spreading ashfall all the way to Yogyakarta, some 30 kilometers away. Sri Sumarti, the Merapi section head at the Volcano Investigation and Technology

Mount Merapi Erupts Yet Again

Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi erupted yet again at about 8 a.m. local time on Friday. There were no reports of injuries. Indonesia’s most active volcano was spewing clouds of ash and lava on Friday after a series of eruptions this week

Indonesia: Aid Begins to Arrive

Jakarta. Tsunami survivors in Indonesia’s remote west received tents and other supplies today, and aid workers fed and provided necessities to evacuees from a volcanic eruption as the number of dead from the two disasters rose. The death toll as

1000’s See Gatekeeper Laid to Rest

Sleman, Yogyakarta. Dignitaries and common folk alike paid their last respects on Thursday to Mbah Maridjan, the revered spiritual gatekeeper of Mount Merapi, as he and 31 other people killed when the volcano began erupting on Tuesday were buried. Maridjan,

Mount Merapi Erupts Again

SLEMAN (Indonesia) – INDONESIA’S Mount Merapi volcano erupted again on Thursday, blasting vast ash clouds into the sky and unleashing jets of searing gas, two days after an initial eruption killed at least 34 people. There were no immediate reports