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Another erruption from Mount Merapi!

Are you you travelling or living in Indonesia? Is this natural disaster affecting you?
9 years ago, October 29th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #121962  

Indonesia's Mount Merapi erupted on Thursday for the second time in a week...

Indonesia disaster toll hits 377, volcano erupts again Reply to this

9 years ago, October 29th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #121981  
I am currently travelling through Bali with the direction north. We did not realize any troubles here. But I will surely check the news when I am in Java. Does anyone have news from travelling in Java? Reply to this

9 years ago, October 29th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #121987  
I live in Java - the first I knew about it is when I saw a report in the Jakarta Post! Reply to this

9 years ago, November 2nd 2010 No: 4 Msg: #122213  
I am in East Java, near that volcano, but it does not affect me, and now i am planning to volunteer there to help people at that mountain to evacuate and distribute logistic Reply to this

9 years ago, November 2nd 2010 No: 5 Msg: #122257  
N Posts: 1
Im in jakarta, it doesnt affect. Merapi is very active volcano. Just stay away from Merapi for this moment. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 3rd 2010 No: 6 Msg: #122304  
Thanks for the information. I will definitely go to Java! Reply to this

9 years ago, November 7th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #122510  
Some airlines have now canceled international flights into and out of Jakarta, the cancellations started on Saturday 6th of November - Jakarta Post.

The airlines are worried about Volcanic ash as they were in Europe earlier this year. Here in Cirebon which is a few hundred miles from Mount Merapi it has been cooler than usual for the last few days. I've been wondering if that's been caused by Volcanic dust. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 8th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #122565  
Mount merapi erupt approx. every 14 year. Mount Merapi meant explosive mountain, so its regular activity that disrupt airline activity. I think the more cool temperature because of global warming, and it occur in our planet=) Reply to this

9 years ago, November 9th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #122636  
B Posts: 897
Given there has just been another quake in Indo - im going to go out on a limb here and sound all geeky but...the sundra arc which indo sits on is VERY active at the moment. I lecture and model natural hazards and I would hazard an (educated) guess there will be another quake of fair magnitude in the next few weeks. There is currently a "hot spot" under the Jakata/Java region helping Merapi grumble. Stuart I would agree with your volcanic dust theory rather than climate change..that doesnt happen in a few days. Merapi is an active volcano and as LeoMichael has said erupts on a fairly regular basis. I have some info coming through that there may be more activity from Merapi but hey, this is a far from exact science.

Having said all that, I still wouldnt hurry out of the area and it wouldnt deter me entering Indo. This earth of ours is a very dynamic and theres a lot of pressure building up in those tectonic plates, but you could walk outside and get eaten by a crocodile too...assuming you live in a croc infested area that is :-) Reply to this

9 years ago, November 10th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #122678  
based from their comments, maybe it'll be safer if you stay away from Merapi for awhile mate. Reply to this

9 years ago, November 11th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #122775  
yes, dont go to Merapi Mountain this month of course. You can watch the eruption of the mountain from radius 25 kilometre. Reply to this

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