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Indonesia Volcano Lets Out Roar Over Weekend
2012-10-08 14:49:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An active Indonesian volcano erupted once again, spewing out clouds of ash and alarming residents as far as three miles away. Mount Lokon, a 5,214-feet volcano on northeast Sulawesi island, has been very active recently, and on Sunday it added another eruption to its track record. Since its biggest eruption in July 2011, when over 5,200 people were evacuated, Mount Lokon has erupted and spewed clouds of ash about 600 times....

Indonesia Volcano Unleashes Cloud Of Ash, Warnings Issued
2012-09-05 15:02:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Clouds of volcanic ash from Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, have become so prominent in recent days that Indonesian authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists. "The ash was carried by wind from the southeast to the south, reaching Bandarlampung," Nurhuda, head of the observation and information section of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Lampung province told state news agency...

2010-11-15 14:20:03

Since its latest series of deadly eruptions, Java's Mt Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air. Satellite data are crucial for assessing the eruption's danger to air traffic and public safety. Mt Merapi began erupting on 26 October and has killed more than 200 people. Numerous international flights in and out of the Indonesia area have been cancelled due to ash clouds. Flying through such clouds is a threat to safety because the damaging particles can lead to engine...

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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...

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2009-01-22 09:06:30

When volcanoes erupt, pinpointing the regions at high risk for lethal hazards and deciding whether or not to evacuate a resistant population comprise the most difficult problems faced by hazards managers. Now a team of volcanologists has a program that maps potential problem areas quickly, taking much of the guesswork out of decision making and evacuations. "We wanted to be able to predict the areas affected by pyroclastic flows from volcanoes," said Christina Widiwijayanti, post-doctoral...

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...


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