Are you you travelling or living in Indonesia? Is this natural disaster affecting you?
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?
I live in Java - the first I knew about it is when I saw a report in the Jakarta Post!
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
Im in jakarta, it doesnt affect. Merapi is very active volcano. Just stay away from Merapi for this moment.
Thanks for the information. I will definitely go to Java!
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.
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=)
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 :-)
based from their comments, maybe it'll be safer if you stay away from Merapi for awhile mate.
yes, dont go to Merapi Mountain this month of course. You can watch the eruption of the mountain from radius 25 kilometre.