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Merapi

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 19, 2011 by indonesianvolcanoes

Indonesia’s most active volcano, mount Merapi, erupted six months ago. There were 322 dead and an additional 136,585 locals had to be evacuated. You might wonder why this is relevant now. Of those 136,585, 100,000 lost their houses during the eruption, but since then another 3,750 had to leave their homes as well so as not to be swept off with them by what this article calls “cold lava”, more commonly known as mudflows. These mudflows careen down the slopes of the volcano, torrents of water, ash and debris creating a cement-like substance. These people have fled to shelters set up by the government and various Non-governmental Organizations or been taken in by kind-hearted inhabitants of surrounding villages.

By Clara Lang-Ezekiel.

April 19th 2011

More info at: http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=52222&t=Indonesia%3A+Volcano’s+victims+still+unable+to+rebuild

Indonesia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 5, 2011 by indonesianvolcanoes

Karangetang

In early March the Indonesian volcano Karangetang began to show signs of being active and potentially dangerous. By mid March the country’s National Disaster Management Agency had evacuated up to 1,200 people from the two villages built on the slopes of the volcano.

The 7,500 feet high volcano, Karangetang, being one of the country’s most active volcanoes had already erupted in August, killing four people. By March 21st lava flows had started to run down the flanks of the mountain.

Seismicity had decreased by March 24th, and the warning level was lowered to a 3.

Merapi

Another volcano to have erupted on the same weekend as Karangetang was Mount Merapi. By that Saturday ( March 19th) it had already buried 21 houses. The eruption has claimed no lives, and few injuries.

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More information at:

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-03-21/world/indonesia.volcano_1_indonesian-volcano-active-volcano-ash-clouds?_s=PM:WORLD

http://www.thejournal.ie/residents-flee-after-indonesian-volcano-spews-fresh-ash-2011-03/

http://www.maxisciences.com/volcan/karangetang-indonesie-niveau-d-alerte-3-autour-du-volcan_mrm64725.html