Yogyakarta, (November 6, 2010) Merapi eruption continued until Saturday afternoon. Columns of volcanic material to reach the range of 5 kilometers from the summit, while the hot clouds glide at a distance of about 2 kilometers in all directions.
"The eruption of Merapi, currently including uninterupted [ongoing]. Fluctuation high eruption with Caution status with KRB III 20 kilometers," said R. Sukhyar, Head of Geological Agency, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, as quoted from the official website today.
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Nature and the Merapi eruption this time, according to Sukhyar, different and larger than the eruption of 1997, 2001, and 2006. "Based on the records of activity of Merapi over the years, this time nearly matching eruption eruption 1872," he said, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, as quoted from the official website today.
In addition to the continuous eruption, other indicators are released material reached about 100 million cubic meters, the energy expended is also quite large. While head of BPPT Subandriyo add a new crater 400 meters in diameter formed near the crater eruption 1872, which is 480×650 meters.
On occasion, Sukhyar revealed that monitoring Merapi activity is still being conducted intensively. Three seismograph equipment installed in the post soon whole observatories, Ketep, and Selo to support a seismograph equipment that still works today, namely in Plawangan.
Until Saturday afternoon eruption of Merapi is still yet to stop. Columns of volcanic material to reach the range of 5 kilometers from the summit. Who’s hot clouds glide at a distance of about 2 kilometers in all directions.
The eruption of Mount Merapi, which occurred on November 5 in the morning called the greatest eruption. The eruption was made of volcanic ash spread to Bandung.
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Victims of the eruption of Merapi on Saturday morning continues to grow. Crushed hot clouds of residents in a number of slopes of Merapi. Until now recorded 144 people killed. The number of victims is likely to continue to grow. Rescue teams were today still searching for victims in areas affected by the eruption of Merapi.
Meanwhile, victims injured by the eruption of Merapi continued to come to meet various hospitals in Klaten, Yogyakarta, Magelang and Boyolali.
Due to dust from trim to this day Adi Sucipto airport temporarily closed. The passengers who were heading Yogyakarta or Solo replace them by train.