Sunny weather, Merapi Looks Clearly This Morning

Yogyakarta – This morning clouds and fog are usually covered, the peak of Merapi is not visible. Mount most active in Indonesia, this can be seen clearly from the region of Yogyakarta.

Body of Merapi, which is blue can be seen from the south and look good combined with the color of the colored sky younger. Even the visual look also still looking carefully from the Bantul region in the south of Yogyakarta city.

From observations in the distance, at the peak of Merapi seen thick white smoke that curved to the west. While on the slopes of the mountain looks that make the morning dew is less clear.

This beautiful scenery attract public attention this morning was to start activities. Not a few who stopped his vehicle or at least turned to the north for taking the view that not every morning Merapi can be seen clearly is.

“Looking at Merapi Mas. Pemandangane good,” said one student of Madrasah in Piyungan, Bantul is the time to stop the bike to see the sights of Merapi on Wednesday (10/11/2010).

More to the northern landscape is becoming increasingly obvious. As seen on Jl solo. Many people who make themselves available to come down from his vehicle just to see or even capture with camera phones.

Like yesterday, Merapi at night until this morning relative intensity decreases. But the clamor still be heard clearly from a number of such observation post in Balerante, Klaten and Pakem, Sleman.

“Volcanic smoke clearly visible to the west. There is a small avalanches. Thunder still sounded. So replace,” said one officer in post three, Balerante Klaten, via handytalky.

Sunny weather is being covered, Sleman district, Yogyakarta and Bantul in this morning after a night of heavy rain flushed the area.


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Victim Last 94 Killed, 218 Missing

YOGYAKARTA, Until this morning, the death toll from the massive eruption of Mount Merapi, on Friday (05/11/2010), which was taken to hospital Sardjito Yogyakarta numbered 94 bodies. 48 bodies of which can be identified by a joint team of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI).

As stated by Teguh, a member of Yogyakarta Police DVI to, Tuesday (11/09/2010). “Families who reported the loss of family members amounted to 218,” he added.

As is known, 64 bodies had been buried in mass burial place of the general (TPU), Sleman regency. Some families brought the bodies for burial.

The death toll was certain to continue to grow because there are still many bodies are yet to be evacuated, especially in the vicinity of Kali Gendol, where pyroclastic flows or whedus gembel.

Eko Sulistyo, volunteers from PKPU, when contacted, said today PKPU team along with members of Kopassus and PMI will return to the Hamlet Ngepringan, Cangkringan, to evacuate about 10 bodies in the vicinity of Kali Gendol.

Two days ago, the team has been through a location which is about 10 kilometers from Merapi’s peak. Nevertheless, only one body that can be evacuated because of the condition of Merapi spewing hot clouds.

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.