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    Posted October 28, 2010 by
    Danafahadi
    Location
    Sleman, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
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    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Indonesian volcano: Mt. Merapi

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    Merapi, Still 'Beware' after Small Eruptions

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Danafahadi in collaboration with a friend who volunteers for a Search and Rescue team at the Merapi volcano disaster area submitted these strong images.
    - sjunca, CNN iReport producer

    (photos by: Nicko Azhari)

     

    Merapi, the most active volcano in the world had finally erupted on Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6 p.m. local time. Although, its current status is still beware, means it can erupt or even explode again at any time later. The experts predicted there would be some bigger eruptions in 2-4 days.

     

    The volcano erupted three times. First eruption was at 6 p.m. local time (GMT +7). It produced hot clouds or pyroclastic flow which have temperature of 600' - 800' Celcius or even getting more and more. The eruption directed to northern and western part of the volcano, Magelang city. So the pyroclastic flow and volcanic ashes has been showering the area around the volcano, even farther. Those eruptions are still considered as 'small one' though.

     

    There were 30 death tolls because of the eruptions, including the (spiritual) caretaker or guardian of this particular volcano, Mbah Maridjan (83) who was found died in his bow, and a Vivanews journalist who was supposed to get direct information regarding the volcano from Maridjan. Some villages, including the fields and the animal farm had been damaged. Meanwhile, the people of the dangerous area has been evacuated and needing some goods and aid.

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