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Mount Merapi Erupts...15 other Indonesian Volcanoes on heightened alert...

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posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:37 AM
hi everyone,
i was just visiting ...

and noticed that Mt Merapi in Indonesia erupted yesterday,
Saturday, 6th August, 2011... at 8.09am (local time)...

then i went to check on earthquake situation...
and noticed...

Magnitude 5.7


Saturday, August 06, 2011 at 02:45:54 UTC

thanks USGS...

so there was activity there yesterday, but can only find this...

The Bukittinggi Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency reported
... that volcanic activity at the 2,900-meter-high Mount Marapi in West Sumatra remained high.

Volcanic activity at Mt. Marapi remains high even though seismic activity has decreased.

The volcano erupted at 8:09 a.m., spewing thick ash clouds 300 meters into the air.

The head of the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center,
said in Jakarta on Saturday that officials had increased the alert for Mt. Marapi
and 15 other volcanoes across Indonesia.

Other volcanoes include Mt. Papandayan in West Java, Mt. Merapi in Central Java,
Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra, Mt. Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, Mt. Bromo in East Java and
Mt. Gamkonora, Mt. Gamalama and Mt. Tukono in Maluku.

seee :

stilll searching for more news,
but i saw somewhere that a video of the eruption was on the net,
so i will be back soon...with a link, hopefully...

i am wondering how serious the likelihood of further eruptions at Mt Merapi is..

AND at the other 15 volcanoes that have been put on alert...

there have been previous threads about the potential problems a MAJOR Mt Merapi eruption might cause...

"Mt Merapi ready to erupt..."

"Mt Merapi mega eruption..."

it looks to me like this volcano has a reputation ,
and there have been predictions for a while now,
that it has a "big blow" ready to go...

any more info out there...???


posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 08:46 AM
reply to post by shaneR

Fresh quake jolts Muko-Muko ... Volcanoes on Heightened Alert- 7th aug 2011

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit Muko-Muko regency in Bengkulu on Saturday,
but no casualties or damage were reported.

The local Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG)
said the epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 9:45 a.m.,
was located at a depth of 10 kilometers, 44 kilometers southwest of Muko-Muko
and 74 kilometers northeast of South Pagai Island in Mentawai.

Ricky, a resident of Penarik district in Muko-Muko, said the tremors were strong
and lasted a long time. “It was not as strong as the magnitude 6 earthquake
that hit on Thursday, but the tremors were longer, so we all fled our houses,” he said.

The quake was felt as far away as Padang, the capital of West Sumatra,
but not in South Pagai Island. Muko-Muko was also hit by three
earthquakes earlier — a magnitude 4.9 quake at 9: 35 p.m. on Wednesday,
a magnitude 6 quake at 7:16 a.m. Thursday and a magnitude 4.9 quake
later the same day at 11:34 p.m., the BMKG said.

no casualties from E/Q..

still looking for volcano info...


posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:00 AM
i still cannot find the video of eruption, but,

Mt Merapi also erupted last year killing over 300...


posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 09:07 AM

Eighteen Indonesian volcanoes are on “alert” status,
two of which are at Alert Level 3, which is called “Siaga”,
the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center says.

Center head Surono said Sunday in Jakarta the erupting Mount Lokon
in North Sulawesi and Mount Ibu in North Maluku were the two volcanoes at Siaga status.

The center has adopted four levels of alert status:
“Normal” (Level 1),
“Waspada” (Level 2),
“Siaga” (Level 3) and
“Awas” (Level 4).

article doesnt say what level Mt Merapi was at....


posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 03:54 PM
We do not want Mt. Bromo to go off-that is a super volcano like yellowstone.
And its on the alert list.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

hi Silcone Synapse,
+ thanks for the reply...

i dont know much about Mt Bromo. either...

but i will check it out, thanks....


posted on Dec, 28 2011 @ 01:25 AM
reply to post by shaneR


Hundreds Of People Flee As Volcano’s Lava Flood Kills 4 In Eastern Indonesia
By Associated Press, Wednesday, December 28, 12:59 AM

TERNATE, Indonesia — Officials say fast-moving mudflows streaming from the mouth of a volcano in eastern Indonesia have killed four villagers. About 1,000 others have fled their homes.

Mount Gamalama, located in the Molucca Islands, sprang back to life this month with a powerful, non-fatal eruption.

Government spokesman Yusuf Sunnya said Wednesday that days of heavy rains triggered flows of cold lava, rocks and other debris that slammed into villages near the base Tuesday night.

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