- Posted November 4, 2010 by
Sleman, Jogjakarta, Indonesia
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Indonesian volcano: Mt. Merapi
Merapi Volcano's (current) Status: Critical
After the first eruption on Tuesday, October 26th 2010, Merapi Volcano has been erupting over and over again for more than 20 times, either big and small ones. The eruption causes volcanic ashes showering throughout the surrounding area of the volcano: Sleman, Magelang, Klaten, etc. Creates some temporary deserts on the roads and streets.
According to the volcanic activity monitoring team, the volcano did a big explosive eruption on 4 p.m. local time today. It sprayed out lava and some other materials 2 km above. Unfortunately, the rain was falling at the top area of Merapi, caused some floods of cold lava through the rivers and villages.
The evacuation spots have been moved to the safer areas, because the dangerous territory was extended to the radius of 20 km from the top. The volcano's status is still 'Beware' or even considered as 'Critical', means it will keep erupting until the big main explosion, which is predicted will happen in at least 14 days.