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File:Merapi ash plume MODIS sat image 10 Nov 2010.jpg

Thick plume of ash rising from the Merapi Volcano on November 10, 2010 and travelling to the west. From Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, A dark brown streak down the southern face of the volcano is ash and other volcanic material deposited by a pyroclastic flow or lahar.

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February 26 2014 05:34 PM Volcano Activity Indonesia West Sumatra, [Mount Merapi Volcano] Damage level Details

 

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Volcano Activity in Indonesia on Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 at 17:34 (05:34 PM) UTC.

 

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Another ash eruption occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:15 local time. According to local news quoting the local VSI volcano observatory spokesman, the eruption today was the largest in a series since the alert status had been raised on 3 August last year. Ash fell in a radius of 3 km where some villages are located. Also according to the article, the volcano has had a total of 57 recorded eruptions since January 2014. Since all of these have been small, and Indonesia is very used to small volcanic eruptions, they hardly make any news at all (while such an event at other volcanoes would). The alert status remains unchanged at 2 out of 4. People were recommended to avoid exposure to ash if possible and wear dust masks.

 

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Metro TV News

The Citizens Of Merapi Prompted To Be Alert

Kamis, 13 February 2014 | 15:10 WIB

ANTARA/Noveradika/ip
Metrotvnews.com, Klaten district: citizens around Merapi are asked to remain vigilant of  activity. In the meantime, residents have asked that the damaged to evacuation routes on the slopes of  the Mount  be repaired immediately.
Citizens are urged  to take precautions against disasters , the volcano’s activity in some areas has increased  of late.
“Despite the conditions,  the mountain looks to still be active,  citizens who live in KRB III Merapi should remain vigilant. As the anticipated  eruptions could occur at any time, “is explained to the Indonesian Media .
The number of residents at KRB III Merapi, according to Joko,  are about 5,700 inhabitants. They are scattered throughout a number of villages in the subdistrict of Kemalang, among them  the villages of Sidorejo, Balerante, Tegalmulyo..
The government   has set up three refugee shelters in case of eruption .  Each of which has a capacity of about 2,000 people.  The  centers built  by BNPB are located in Prambanan, Karangnongko, and Kebonarum.
In the meantime, Sukamto, a 50 year old socialite in Balerante Village, has asked that the Government   repair a damaged evacuation path on the slope of Merapi.   Repairs would make for a smooth evacuation and ensure security if the mountain erupted.
In addition, the bridge that was badly damaged on the evacuation route also needs to be repaired.
Editor: Henri Solomon Siagian

 

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Merapi volcano (Sumatra, Indonesia): new ash explosions

 

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014 17:41 PM | BY: T

Another ash eruption occurred at the volcano this afternoon at 16:15 local time. According to local news quoting the local VSI volcano observatory spokesman, the eruption today was the largest in a series since the alert status had been raised on 3 August last year.

 

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