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Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia), acitivity update: eruption might be imminent, preparation for evacuations

ma, 17 apr 2006, 17:42
17:42 PM | DOOR: TOM PFEIFFER

Merapi volcano is getting more and more restless, as authorities are trying to prepare for an evacuation of possibly several tens of thousands of people living in villages near the volcano. Merapi is currently at the highest alert level before an eruption (3 out of 4, with 4 meaning a significant eruption in progress, 3: imminent eruption likely).
Our correspondant in Yogya reports that spectacular, incandescent rockfalls from the lava dome have increased in frequency and size although there haven't yet been any explosions on the summit yet: The lava dome still seems quiet, and an increase in steam and gas emission has been noted.


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