PVMBG Request “Lanud Abdurahman Saleh” Evaluation of air clarity.

Probolinggo – Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) asked the Lanud Abdulracman Saleh Malang evaluate the clarity of air due to smoke from Mount Bromo which leads to Malang.

“We ask the airport, to evaluate the clarity of the air so as not to disrupt the flight,” Head of the Centre for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Gede Suantika, when found in the Post Monitor Mount Bromo, Ngadisari, Sukapura, Probolinggo.

According to him, a thick cloud of black smoke that have occurred since the date of November 26 to 28, leading to exactly the southwest of Malang Regency.

Even the information obtained PVMBG since Sunday morning, wisps of smoke had entered the Mount Bromo Abdurahman Saleh Airport in Malang.

“We ask the competent authorities relating to analyze air cleanliness and air content for flight safety,” he said.

If not anticipated immediately, he added, it is feared could lead to things that are not desirable. Because the homes of residents in Malang Regency is adjacent to Mount Bromo has been advised to wear masks.

Gede also explained that on Sunday morning there is a tendency pressure thick cloud of black smoke rising.

Up at 00.00 am – 06.00 am happened volcanic earthquake of 8 times with an amplitude up 30-40 millimeters.

“Activity increases until the current eruption. Hopefully this continues to happen so quickly toward stability,” he said.

source: detik.com

Small eruption of Mount Bromo

Once set Cautions on November 23, 2010, finally erupting Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, on Friday afternoon (26/11). It’s just a spewing eruption of smoke and ash as high as 1000 m are minor.

source: detik

Beware Bromo! Mount Bromo erupts Small

PROBOLINGGO-small eruption occurred at Mount Bromo at around 17:40. The eruption caused a gray-black smoke with a height of a column of smoke about 500 meters.

“Before the eruption, an earthquake tremor the meeting with an amplitude of about 15 millimeters. Because tremor enlarged, volcanic earthquake was not recorded,” said Chairman of the Emergency Response Team Mount Bromo, Gde Suantika.

The eruption was only around in the crater of Mount Bromo. Therefore, residents do not need to be evacuated. According Gde, this eruption may be followed by a larger eruption.

source: KOMPAS.com

Victims Merapi, Sultan Ask Residents Rise Soon!

YOGYAKARTA – Sultan Hamengkubuwono X expects that residents who were displaced by the eruption of Merapi soon rise from adversity. Therefore, it is assisting the Government of Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY), local governments concerned, as well as private party or the other, in maximizing post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction process.

“I beg the gentlemen have the will to rise. As the name help, will not always meet expectations,” said the Sultan to a number of refugees, on Monday (22/11/2010), at the Command Post in Jenggala Wonosari Babadan Hamlet, Wedomartani, District Ngemplak, Sleman.

But, continued the Sultan, how residents in these camps could rise up, then can work together with district and provincial governments in the process of rehabilitation and reconstruction. Even so, residents are asked to not have to think about next steps.

“I do not want to burden the gentlemen to think of something about the next stages. But from this incident, we can re-establish and build a future together,” said Sultan.

Sultan also asked the head of a village or hamlet head around the slopes of Merapi to register citizens who lost their homes or major damage. “We were just used so that data is complete,” he added.

Victims of Merapi Build Shelter Own

YOGYAKARTA-house temporary or shelter victims of the eruption of Mount Merapi in Sleman will be built by the community itself. They will be given the capital to build Rp. 6.5 million and construction will be supervised by the National Disaster Management Agency.

This was conveyed by Head of National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Syamsul Maarif, in Yogyakarta, on Saturday (11/20/2010). Temporary shelters, according to the plan, to be built in several locations within 7-13 km from the peak of Merapi. Development wait for the end of the emergency response.

For now, the location of shelter will be built into a radius of alert, ie 10-15 km from the summit of Merapi, for example Glagaharjo, Argomulyo, Kepuharjo, Wukirsari, Umbulharjo, and Sindumartani. “Still not safe. Shelter is expected to be completed within a week. People will be given the capital to build their own. The house is expected to last for one year strong,” said Syamsul.

“While in Yogyakarta, a shelter home for single heads of households and their locations scattered, shelter in the disaster area Merapi, Central Java, will be as a barracks. People will stay in shelter until we enter the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase,” he added.

Also described, in addition to the house, BNPB also will manage the construction and infrastructure improvements, such as clean water, electricity, and access roads.

Here are the estimated number of family heads in Sleman, Yogyakarta, which will be given shelter development assistance, based on survey data of land preparation shelter BNPB:

  1. 833 families at Glagaharjo, will be built shelter in an area of 8 hectares in Banjarsari.
  2. Argomulyo 129 families, will be built shelter in an area of 8 hectares in Kuwang.
  3. 830  families at Kepuharjo, will be built shelter on 10 hectares of land in Pagerjurang.
  4. 338 families at Wukirsari, will be made shelter in the land of 3 hectares in the jiggle.
  5. 282 families at Umbulharjo, will be made shelter in the land of 3 hectares in Plosokerep.
  6. Sindumartani 15 households, will be made shelter in the land area of 3.5 hectares in Plumbon.

Merapi Refugees Start to Home

YOGYAKARTA – After a safe radius, Mount Merapi was reduced to 10 kilometers, the majority of refugees began to return. However, some other refugees opted to stay in refugee camps because the house was heavily damaged. Returning refugees complain of electricity grids and water facilities are still not functioning.

Refugee Camp in Jogja Expo Center, the number of refugees continues to decrease. On Friday (19/11/2010), only the remaining 571 refugees from earlier could reach the 1600 refugees. Decrease the number of refugees, also followed by reduced flow of volunteers and logistical support to the refugee camps.

According to officials at the Command Post Displacement JEC, Wahyudi, the decline in the number of refugees occurred since the last two days. “Within the next few days, post refugees in JEC will most likely be moved to another location with a capacity smaller space. Although few in number, we do not reducing the quality of service,” Wahyudi said.

Refugees in Post JEC among others came from Sub Cangkringan, Turi, Pakem, Nglemplak, and Sukoharjo. Basuki, refugees from Turi, claimed to have returned to the house because the electricity and water networks in the area of their village still does not work. “Still waiting until completely safe,” they said.

The number of refugees in Gunung Kidul District also continues to decrease. A total of over 3,000 people from a total of 12,000 refugees have returned to the slopes of Merapi. Refugees who remained in the Gunung Kidul are those whose homes were severely damaged and comes from Cangkringan District, Sleman.