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Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia), activity update: highest alert level

Sat, 13 May 2006, 16:24
16:24 PM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER

The alert level for Merapi has been raised to the highest level 4 ("RED") at 8h30 local time, meaning that volcanologissts expect a major eruption imminent and advise to authorities to immediately evacuate a number of areas most likely to be affected by pyroclastic flows. Some small pyroclastic flows have already been reported on the south flank.


Authorities are preparing for mass evacuations of 30-40000 people, while many residents are already leaving some of the most exposed areas. On the other hand, a greater number is still reluctant to leave their homes.

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Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 16:25
Tom and Marco are just back home from our pilot tour to Nyiragongo volcano, which was very successful, so we plan to repeat the tour in July this year already. In the near future, we will post photos from the tour as well as details about the tour. Stay tuned! read all
 

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