Mount Merapi erupts

Mount Merapi erupted at 17:02 pm on 26 October 2010. Mount Merapi eruption characterized by lava and hot clouds fall from the peak of Mount Merapi. The death toll is 15 people, including journalists VIVAnews, Yuniawan Nugroho and military volunteers, dr. Priyono said the spraying caused by hot clouds, bursts of heat clouds are also called wedhus gembel, the temperature around 500 degrees Celsius.

The eruption of Mount Merapi is claimed is more than that of Mount Merapi last erupted in 2006.

Chronology of Mount Merapi erupts:

  1. At 17:02 the hot clouds started happening for 9 minutes.
  2. At 17:18 there hot cloud for 4 minutes.
  3. At 17:23 there hot clouds for 5 minutes.
  4. At 17.30 hot clouds occur for 2 minutes.
  5. At 17:37 there hot clouds for 2 minutes.
  6. At 17:42 there huge hot cloud for 33 minutes.
  7. At 18:00 until 18:45 o’clock the sound of thunder from the observation post Mount Merapi whole observatories and Selo.
  8. The voice booms 3 times occurred at 18:10, at 18:15, and 18:25 o’clock.
  9. At 18:16 there hot clouds for 5 minutes.
  10. At 18:21 there huge hot cloud for 33 minutes.
  11. From the Observation Post G. Merapi Selo visible flame with a column of smoke billowing upward as high as 1.5 km from the summit Mount Merapi.
  12. At 18:54 pyroclastic activity began to subside.
  13. Hot clouds glide sector leading to the West-Southwest and South-East sector.

Mbah Maridjan Died

The caretaker, Mount Merapi Ki Surakso Hargo or Mbah Maridjan become victims and participate killed by a blast of pyroclastic eruption of Mount Merapi, in Sleman District, Yogyakarta Special Region, on Tuesday (26/10) afternoon. Mbah Maridjan found dead inside his house and wearing batik and sarung in a prostrate position.

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