Sabtu, 30 Oktober 2010

Ring of Fire for Indonesia

VIVAnews - Mount Merapi erupted again and cause a rain of ashes. In fact, this time the eruption is more severe.

At around 23:45 pm, Friday, October 29, 2010, issue Merapi ash explosion accompanied by fierce rain. According to reports Reuters reporter, Balques Manisang, this ash rain sweeping in all directions.

The team called for the evacuation of residents to evacuate, be alert and look for a safe place about 10 km. Apparently rain bursts of ash far beyond that distance.

Bursts from the top of Merapi is the case for 22 minutes to the southwest toward Pakem, Kali Boyong and Krasak. Citizens increasingly panicked by the rain of ash reaching a radius of 20 km.

Up early on Saturday am, October 30, 2010, raining ash still ongoing. The atmosphere in the vicinity of the reach of the eruption was frenzied and chaotic. Because the residents tried to flee as far as possible using the existing vehicle.

According to the Special Staff of the President Division of Natural Disasters, Andi Arief, tonight volcanic ash up to kilometer 19 on the Ground. "Direction of the Merapi vomit westward, Magelang and surrounding areas," said Andi Arief on his twitter account.


BOYOLALI, KOMPAS.com - Thousands of refugees from the slopes of Mount Merapi packed the final refuge in the village of Samiran, District Selo, Boyolali regency, Central Java, to Saturday (30/10/2010) this morning.

Thousands of refugees came from the village of whole observatories, Klakah, and Lencoh. They occupy the barracks in Field Samiran, district hall, mosque, and the local branch of the education office building after Merapi erupts with powerful voice, Saturday around 01.00.

According to SAR Team Coordinator Barameru Selo, Samsuri, sounds really terrible eruption of Merapi checkpoint ascent, Plalangan Hamlet, Village Lencoh. Fire soared in all directions.

"Merapi eruption occurred at around 0:45 pm Lencoh obvious from the Village, so that an alarm siren sounded and residents directly by fleeing to a safe place," said Samsuri. "The point of fire Merapi to the top so there is bound to the north side or Selo, Boyolali."

According to him, the villages around the slopes of Merapi in the region Selo currently in a state of quiet since abandoned its citizens to flee to the nearest District Selo.

As a result of bursts of hot clouds Merapi has not reported any casualties, but the SAR team will comb the site if the conditions are safe.

Meanwhile, displacement also occurs in the office of District Boyolali a distance of about 30 kilometers from the peak of Merapi.

The displaced are crowded into local government offices are mostly citizens of Wonodoyo, District Cepogo.

Yuli, a resident of Boyolali explained, displaced residents have fulfilled Cepogo district government office, so that a broad array of local Muspida busy preparing for the needs of refugees from Merapi disaster.

"Refugees are now occupies in pendapa district government," he said.


Metrotvnews.com, Sleman: Rain thick dust from eruption of Mount Merapi had struck the city of Yogyakarta, Saturday (30/10) early this morning. Some districts such as Ngemplak, Ngagli, and Mlati, covered with dust pekatnya Merapi.

Previously, residents in the surrounding slopes of Mount Merapi Search and Rescue teams were asked to evacuate in the direction of Yogyakarta. As a result many residents who frantically search for a safer place. In addition to the street, dense ash rain also covers vehicles owned by residents.

In Kaliurang, Sleman, rain flushed ash as far as 20 kilometers from the summit of Mount Merapi. At first rain of ash mixed with sand down with heavy water. Until 03.00 pm, the ashes mixed with sand was still down at some point, so that cover the way up to as high as five inches. (Riz)

Alert Eight Mountain
VivaNews.com. Merapi volcano is one of the country's most frequently "cough". Scientists classify volcanoes in volcanoes that erupted frequently in the category A. Currently active volcanoes that are not grouped in the mountain category B.

A number of type-A volcano that has been overseen by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation. With the outbreak Sinabung entered the category B, Sunday, August 29 last, the government also was aware of the mountain category B.

And now eight mountain category A, is included in the alert phase. The mountains are Sinabung, Mount Talang, Mount Anak Krakatau, the volcano, Mount Slamet, Mount Dieng, Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo.

There is one more mountain higher level, namely Mount Karangetang in Sangihe regency, North Sulawesi. This mountain standby status. This mountain had erupted on Friday, August 6, 2010. Merapi, Karangetang and 8 eight mountain, the government now strictly monitored.

In addition to strictly monitored, residents in the vicinity are also on alert, because the activity of the mountains was difficult to predict. "Alert status we give because crater is not in a safe condition to be approached," said Head of Sub Division Volcano Observation Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Agus Budianto, to VIVAnews.com, Friday, October 29, 2010.

Mount Anak Krakatau, since 2007 is often out lava, although the volume is still low. Small eruptions are also common. For a while, if the eruption is still small, not dangerous. Because, said Agus, "the nearest settlement about 46 kilometers away."

Mount the latter also frequently "cough" is Semeru in East Java. Semeru is now keen to build a lava dome, which is sometimes followed by incandescent lava and ash rain.

"It's still a little something like Merapi. The difference is, if the model of Merapi, we rarely see continuous eruptive activity. If Semeru often, but not dangerous," he said.

Agus added that when viewed from the tremor activity, the trend is increasing. But still in alert status. For that residents were away from the top of Semeru.

East Java Government did not want to missed. Now they are on alert to face any possibility of the worst - after the eruption of Merapi.

Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD), East Java, has made a number of steps.
"We've been socialized to the public about the status of alert and expect no casualties," said Chief BPBD East Java, Siswanto, Thursday, October 28, 2010. Facilities and infrastructure prepared, for example, disaster information center, the location of shelters, health centers, transportation, evacuation and also a mask.

Earth Moving
Indeed, there is no link between the eruption of Mount Merapi with increased activity of eight mountain. However, according to Agus Budianto, the dynamics of the earth can make the mountains were interrelated.

Earth that we live is constantly moving. And that movement, said Agus, can not be predicted, but could have made increasing the activity of the mountains together. Agus asserted that, "The consequences of the movement of tectonic plates and earthquakes can trigger volcanic eruptions."

The same analysis also submitted Surono. Tectonic earthquakes can stimulate volcanic eruptions. Batavia, now called Jakarta, had battered the quake struck. Two of them occurred in 1699 and 1883. 1699 earthquake followed by the eruption of Mount Salak. The earthquake followed by raging Krakatoa in 1883.

"If no volcanic earthquake damage, because, maximum strength 2 on the Richter scale," said Surono, Monday, July 26, 2010 night. For example, he added, the earthquake triggered the eruption of Mount Talang Mentawai 2004.

Indonesia is a country rich in natural resources. The number of geothermal energy or geothermal energy is 40 percent of the country in the world. But the risk is too great. Standing in the path of the circle "ring of fire" or ring of fire makes this country so subscription disaster. From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions.