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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...

2006-07-04 06:35:13

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A revised response plan for the May earthquake that killed more than 5,700 people and left many homeless on Indonesia's Java island is about $60 million short of the $80 million needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The 6.3 magnitude quake struck at dawn on May 27, hitting the ancient royal city of Yogyakarta and areas of Central Java province the hardest. Hundreds of thousands had their homes destroyed or damaged, and meeting their needs is one of the...

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...

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...

2006-06-10 05:48:28

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Wahyuni rushed out of her home as soon as she felt the tremors from the deadly earthquake that struck the island of Java. But as she ran, one of the house walls came crashing down on her, breaking her hip and leaving her helplessly immobile in the debris in Bantul, the area worst hit by the May 27 disaster. The 19-year-old is now in hospital in a metal cast and doctors say she will need a wheelchair when she's discharged. "My house...

2006-06-09 02:31:49

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesians prayed in the shadow of the rumbling Mount Merapi volcano on Friday as it spewed smoke, and a preacher urged people to remain calm. Mount Merapi, which had already been active for weeks when an earthquake struck the area on May 27, threw out enormous clouds of smoke on Thursday. Known locally as "shaggy goats" because of their shape and color, the clouds stretched further than before, sending panic-stricken...

2006-06-08 05:25:00

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Indonesia's restive Mount Merapi threw out massive clouds of smoke on Thursday, sparking panic among villagers living close to the volcano not far from where an earthquake killed more than 5,700 people. But the region's leader downplayed the danger and vulcanologists said the increased emissions were not the massive eruption they have been expecting. Merapi, one of the most menacing volcanoes in the "Pacific Ring of Fire," has been spewing out hot gas...

2006-06-06 05:10:42

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA (Reuters) - Dozens of aid trucks laden with rice remained blocked in government depots on Tuesday due to bureaucratic bottlenecks, angering Indonesian earthquake survivors struggling to rebuild their shattered lives. Vice President Jusuf Kalla, in the stricken Javanese city of Yogyakarta to oversee aid distribution, had said 200 trucks would start delivering rice to survivors on Tuesday. But as the day dragged on, 36 trucks full with rice remained in one...


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