Nov 6, 2010

Mount Merapi Eruption 2010

Mount Merapi Eruption 2010 Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta Indonesia is an active volcano located on the border of Central Java and Yogyakarta. This is the most active volcano in Indonesia. Mount Merapi is very close to the city of Yogyakarta, and thousands of people living on the flanks of this volcano.

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Mount Merapi Eruption 2010


On Monday, October 25 afternoon, Merapi erupted three times, spewing lava into the south and southeast slopes. The Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to the highest level and warned villagers to move to safer places.

Mount Merapi Eruption 2010


On Friday, November 5 morning, Merapi erupted again. Volcanic ash fell in almost all parts of the city of Yogyakarta. Due to of continuous eruption, the government expanded the safety zone. People who live within 20 km from the crater, were ordered to evacuate. Volcano expert reported, the eruption of the Friday, November 5, 2010 was the largest since 1870. Most of the villages about 15 kilometers from the crater was covered by ash. Thousands of people were displaced to a safer distance.

Mount Merapi Eruption 2010


Yogyakarta is in the chaotic situation right now. So many have died, so many suffering at the moment. Not much that I can do here. It’s sad seeing my home town is having disaster.

Mount Merapi Eruption 2010


All I can do now is, supporting those who were helping the victims out there, Pray to God, Pray for Indonesia, and Pray for Yogyakarta. I hope, everything will be fine, soon.


4 comments:

  1. I hope this disaster can be quickly ended, and all are back to normal for a better life

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  2. That is what we all want here. I hope all will return to normal. Many kudos.

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  3. Thank you. Pray for Indonesia and stay safe.

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