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.
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.
SATLAK PB Boyolali (26 Apr) reported no additional displaced person in the evacuation site in the district.
SATLAK PB Magelang reported (26 Apr.) that one displaced person went home making a total of 1,299 persons staying at the evacuation site until today.
In Klaten District, Kemalang Sub-district, SATLAK Klaten reported (26 Apr.) the total number of displaced persons has increased from 1,105 to 1,226 with additional 121 persons coming from Sidorejo village.
SATLAK Sleman reported (26 Apr.) that there has been no evacuation yet in the district.
BAKORNAS PB confirmed (26 Apr.) that the Government has allocated Rp.30 billion for emergency response of which the Ministry of Finance has approved Rp.24 billion. Rp. 10 billion will be disbursed for disaster-affected provinces, including Central Java and Yogyakarta for Merapi.
The Deputy for Disaster Management of BAKORNAS PB will visit the four affected districts around Merapi (Boyolali, Magelang, Klaten, and Sleman) from Friday (29 Apr.) to Monday (1 May) to check the conditions of the IDPs, with particular attention to the reported psychological impact of the evacuation among the displaced persons in Dompol village.
Abbreviations · BAKORNAS PB: National Coordinating Board for the Management of Disaster · BPPTK: Center for Volcano Research and Technology Development · MENKOKESRA: Deputy for Disaster Management of Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare · ORARI: Amateur Radio Organization of Indonesia · PDAM: local state owned water company · SATLAK: District Disaster Management
Committee · SATKORLAK: Provincial Coordinating Unit for the Management of Disasters · SO2: sulphur oxide