Merapi volcano news & eruption updates
Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), update: new dome becomes visible, dome growth rate estimated 9-20 cm / day
Четверг окт 28, 2010 14:59 |
The new lava dome became visible glowing on 27 October our correspondant Andi reports. Talking with Indonesian Senior volcanologist at BPPTTK Jogja ( VSI Jogja
The summit section of Merapi on 27 Oct with the large scar where the new dome is growing.
) we learnt that according to the monitoring scientist, based on deformation data, the southern part of the dome is growing fastest and at a current rate of 9-20 cm per day.
Some photos from the deadly eruption on 26 Oct have been posted here.
Среда, окт 27, 2010
Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), update: 24+ victims confirmed dead, including Mbah Marijan, Guard of Merapi
From our correspondant on location, the sad confirmation arrives that so far at least 24 people were killed by a pyroclastic flow yesterday that destroyed the village of Kinahrejohas on the south flank. Among the victims was the respected Guard of Merapi, Mbah Marijan whom many of us have met in person. The team of VolcanoDiscovery expresses their condolence to his and the other victims' friends and relatives. ... читать все
Вторник, окт 26, 2010
Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), eruption update: strong eruptions, uncertain reports about 12+ fatalities
According to some news reports, the eruption of Merapi already took 12-15 fatalities. AFP reports "Twelve bodies were found by rescuers at a house near the volcano", the house of Merapi's gatekeeper Mbah Marijan who's believed to be in spiritual contact with Merapi and highly regarded by the local population. If this is true, a major pyroclastic flow has already been triggered by the new eruption. ... читать все
Вторник, окт 26, 2010
Following weeks of increasing seismicity, inflation and increased temperatures at the summit lava dome, Merapi started to erupted with 3 ash explosions the first larger eruptions today 26 October 2010. Ash reached 1.5 km height (4,500 ft) above the crater and according to news reports, one baby died from inhaling ash. ... читать все
Понедельник, окт 25, 2010
Like our team member Doni told us, Merapi is awaking and a mayor eruption is possible. People around the volcano are evacuated to prevent the danger of pyroclastic flows. ... читать все
Четверг, сен 30, 2010
Merapi volcano near Central Java's capital Yogyakarta might be entering in a new phase of activity. The latest SI/USGS translates the following information from the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia: ... читать все