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Effects of the Merapi eruption 26 October - photos and information

The summit of Merapi with the large breach to the E. The new lava dome is growing inside this gap and started to be visible on 27 October. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
The summit of Merapi with the large breach to the E. The new lava dome is growing inside this gap and started to be visible on 27 October. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
The Gendol river canyon after the passage of the pyroclastic flows on 26 October. Even the banks of the canyon are covered with thick ash left from the outer areas of the turbulent flows. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
The Gendol river canyon after the passage of the pyroclastic flows on 26 October. Even the banks of the canyon are covered with thick ash left from the outer areas of the turbulent flows. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Knocked-down parts of a building structure and fine ash deposit. When the surge preceeding the main pyroclastic flow hit the area, many structures were broken by the force of impact. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Knocked-down parts of a building structure and fine ash deposit. When the surge preceeding the main pyroclastic flow hit the area, many structures were broken by the force of impact. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Even outside the main impact area, the outer parts of the pyroclastic flow blanketed everything in fine gray ash. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Even outside the main impact area, the outer parts of the pyroclastic flow blanketed everything in fine gray ash. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Ash deposit at Kinahrejo. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
Ash deposit at Kinahrejo. (photo: Andi Rosadi)
The following photos show the volcano and the destruction caused by the pyroclastic flow following the series of explosions on 26 October. They were kindly provided by our correspondant Andi Rosadi in Yogyakarta. Andi is part of a volunteer rescue team searching for survivors and recovering victims in the Kinahrejo village on the flanks of the Gendol river canyon, where the pyroclastic flows went through. The work of the rescuers was at the risk of a new explosion that could have threatened their own lives.

Chronology of the eruption 26 Oct:

Andi kindly translated the update info from BPPTTK Jogja (Department of Geology/ Volcano and Mitigation of Indonesia), with the following details about the 26 series of eruptions:
1. at 17.02 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 9 mnts
2. at 17.18 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 4 mnts
3. at 17.23 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 5 mnts
4. at 17.30 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 2 mnts
5. at 17.37 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 2 mnts
6. at 17.42 there was large hot ash (explosion?) during 33 mnts
7. at 18.00 - 18.45 there was rumble sound heard from Post Observatory Jrakah and Post Observatory Selo in the north.
8.   at 18.16 there was a booming sound
9. at 18.16 there was hot ash (explosion?) during 5 mnts
10.  at 18.21 there was large hot ash (explosion / pyroclastic flow ?) during 33 mnts
11.  seen from the observatory at Selo, the glowing of ash column rose up vertically 1,5km from the summit
12. at 18.54 activity of the hot ash (explosions?) decreasing
13. Pyroclastic flow down to the west and to the south east (to the village Kinahreajo and village Srumbung - Magelang, 4 km from the summit and other village surroundings, until 6 km from the summit)

Photos from the eruption of Merapi on 1 November 2010

Strong activity on 1 Nov - powerful ash explosions from the dome trigger pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Andi Rosati)
Strong activity on 1 Nov - powerful ash explosions from the dome trigger pyroclastic flows. (Photo: Andi Rosati)
Merapi erupting ash in a somewhat calmer phase (1 Nov) (Photo: Andi Rosati)
Merapi erupting ash in a somewhat calmer phase (1 Nov) (Photo: Andi Rosati)
 

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