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2010-11-03 09:15:00

Mount Merapi launched lava and hot ash into the skies for the fourth time in eight days Wednesday morning, sending villagers and refugees scurrying to move further away from the Indonesian volcano following its most intense eruptions yet. Reporting from Jakarta, Slamet Riyadi of the Associated Press (AP) said, "The eruption lasted more than an hour and shot searing ashes miles into the sky. Panicked people in [the] Umbulhardjo refugee camp screamed and children cried when they saw the...

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2010-10-26 13:10:00

Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday after scientists warned the pressure building beneath Mount Merapi could trigger the most powerful explosion in twelve years. According to footage from the private station MetroTV, smoke poured out of Mount Merapi, which is located at the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta. An Associated Press reporter said he saw 20 people were being treated for burns from the hot ash spewing from the volcano.  One burn victim's skin was coated in...

2008-08-22 12:00:37

Excerpt from report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 21 August [Article by Agus Maryono: "Purbalingga to convert air base to commercial airport"] The Purbalingga District Administration in Central Java will soon develop the Wirasaba Air Force Base into a commercial airport to facilitate easier and faster links to the district. The administration estimates it needs IDR 15 billion (USD 1.63 million) to develop the 115-hectare air...

2008-06-26 06:03:05

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 25 June [Unattributed article: "Rights body to re-examine Maftuh's samples"] The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is seeking to cooperate with the Indonesian Doctors' Association (IDI) to re- examine medical samples from the body of a National University student (Unas) who died in Jakarta last week. "We trust the IDI to examine the samples, which will be taken from...

2006-06-16 02:23:02

By Supriyatin MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two men trapped in a bunker by debris from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano have died, disaster management officials said on Friday. The bunker where the two men had taken shelter was inadequate, vulcanologist Triyani told Reuters from the ancient royal center of Yogyakarta, which is 440 km (270 miles) east of Jakarta and is the nearest city to Merapi. "The first person was in a singed condition because of hot steam," regency...

2006-06-15 01:45:00

By Benny Siahaya MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia -- Hot clouds from Indonesia's Mount Merapi dissipated on Thursday, a day after spreading far enough to blanket villages with ash and prompting authorities to put the volcano back on top alert again. Merapi, which is 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 thousands of people living nearby to shuttle...

2006-06-14 04:33:27

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian agency has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi volcano to its highest level again after it spewed more hot clouds, an official said on Wednesday, a day after it downgraded the status. "The status was upgraded at 2 p.m. because of the increasing hot clouds," Triyani, an official at the state-run volcano monitoring center, told Reuters. Merapi in central Java, near the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, had been on the highest alert level since...

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2006-06-13 08:56:56

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia - Mount Merapi's unstable lava dome has partially collapsed, easing pressure that threatened to make the Indonesian volcano erupt. However, the mountain remains as the "highest possible alert," volcanologist Antonius Ratdomopurbo said on Monday. "We should know within two days whether we can lower the (alert) level," Ratdomopurbo said. The mountain has been venting steam and debris for weeks, but its lava dome swelled after a powerful May 28 earthquake, raising...

2006-06-12 00:48:22

By Adi Kurniawan MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi could be downgraded from its top alert status soon as the volcano has spewed less hot gas and molten lava in recent days, an expert said on Monday. Merapi -- in central Java near the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, 440 km (270 miles) east of Jakarta -- is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the Pacific "Ring of Fire." It has been threatening a major eruption for weeks, forcing the...

2006-06-11 01:28:01

By Jalil Hamid MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - 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,...