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Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, Gunung Merapi ('Mountain of Fire'), is a conical volcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is very close to the city of Yogyakarta, and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano, with villages as high as 1700 m above sea level.



Indonesia's Merapi volcano has been spewing thick smoke for nearly a week and volcanologists say it may erupt at the end of the month. In April 2006, the situation concerning Gunung Merapi gets more serious. The volcano is on eruption watch as scientists expect the volcano to erupt in one to two weeks from now. The pictures here show quiet foothills of Gunung Merapi after parts of the p (...)



Super-hot clouds that would rush down the slopes of Indonesia's Mount Merapi burning everything in their path in the event of an eruption pose the deadliest threat to the people living nearby, scientists said Monday. The 2,914-meter (9,616-foot) rumbling volcano has been on standby alert for more than a week, one level below that which would require a mandatory evacuation for more than 29,000 peop (...)



1791 The summit was occupied by a lava dome facing south and southwest from the Pasarbubar crater. The base of the crater was at a depth 100-130 m from crater rim. It is possible that generation of the crater results from the 1768 eruption. A dome in the crater formed in 1786, 18 years after the 1768ís eruption. 1821 In 1797, the summit crater was filled with vis (...)



Situation report: 23 May 2006 The area around Mount Merapi in central Java, Indonesia, continues to remain under alert following last week's volcanic eruptions that threaten the safety of hundreds of nearby residents and has caused the evacuation of more than 5,000 people. Though initial shots of hot ash and gas that marked eruptions early last week have not been repea (...)



Situation report: 19 May 2006 This situation report is based on information provided by the office of the United Nations Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC)'s office in Jakarta. Situation The volcanic activity of Mt. Merapi has calmed down, however smany small volcanic tremors and pyroclastic (heat clouds) flows have still been observed. (...)



Situation report: 16 May 2006 This situation report is based on information provided by the office of the United Nations Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC)'s office in Jakarta. Situation On 13 May, the Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation of the Indonesian Government raised the level of alertness for Mt.Merapi from leve (...)



Situation report: 15 May 2006 This Bulletin (03/2006) is being issued for information only, and reflects the status of the situation and information available at present. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time. Situation The state of alertness for Indonesia's most active volcano, Mt. Mera (...)



Situation report: 9 May 2006 Red-hot lava began flowing from the crater of rumbling Mt. Merapi early Thursday, 4th May. The latest condition in the peak of the volcano could be seen from the closest monitoring post in Kaliurang district, Sleman regency. An officer at the Yogyakarta Volcanology and Monitoring Agency said the appearance of such a volcanic material is a signal of fu (...)



Situation report: 5 May 2006 This report is developed by the RC/HC Office in Indonesia based on information provided by the Research and Technology Development Agency for Vulcanology (BPPTK) Yogyakarta, National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster (BAKORNAS PB), District Executing Unit for the Management of Disaster (SATLAK PB) of Boyolali District, Magelang Distric (...)



Situation report: 26 April 2006 Local response BPPTK Yogyakarta reported that 198 multi phase tremors, 4 shallow volcanic tremors and one tectonic tremor occurred on Tuesday (25 Apr.). On Wednesday (26 Apr.), as of 0600 hours, there were 57 multi phase tremors, and one shallow volcanic tremor. The alert level of Mt. Merapi still remain in level III. S (...)



Situation report: 25 April 2006 BPPTK Yogyakarta reported that 178 multi phase tremors, 3 shallow volcanic tremors and one tectonic tremor occurred on Monday (24 Apr.). While on Tuesday (25 Apr.), as of 0600 hours, there were 53 multi phase tremors, and no shallow volcanic tremor. The alert level of Mt. Merapi still remain in level III. According to SATLAK PB Boyolali (...)



Situation report: 24 April 2006 On 12 April 2006, the Indonesian government's Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation detected increased volcanic activity at Mt. Merapi in Central Java, and raised the level of alertness to the second highest possible, indicating a high probability of an eruption. Technical data from the Research and Technology Development Agen (...)



Situation report: 21 April 2006 Indonesia stands on alert once more as Mt. Merapi, one of the country's most active volcanoes, stirs with volcanic activity. The Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation on 12 April raised the level of alertness from II to III, indicating a high probability of an eruption; and warned that if it were to occur, would affect adverse (...)



Situation report: 20 April 2006 BPPTK Yogyakarta reported that there is no indication yet to raise the level of alertness from level III to the highest one (level IV which means eruption is most likely to happen in a matter of 24 hours). BPPTK 19 Apr. observation reported 113 multi phase tremors, 13 streams of lava, 8 volcanic tremors, with white and thick SO2 smoke of 400 m heig (...)



Situation report: 19 April 2006 Based on the seismic record that indicated increased volcanic activity at Mt. Merapi, the Directorate of Vulcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (12 Apr.) raised the level of alertness from level II to level III, which indicates that Mt. Merapi may erupt at any time. BPPTK reported their 18 Apr. observation of 113 multi phase tremors, 8 stream (...)

    
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