Friday, October 29, 2010

Explosive eruption on Merapi, October 30, 2010

An explosive eruption occurred early on Saturday, October 30, 2010 around 00.40 am following precursor eruption on Wednesday. Loud blasting sound heard from 20 km away and produce eruption column that reach as high as 3.5 km. Yogyakarta city which is located 20 km south of the volcano covered by half cm thick of ash and sand, the pouring of ash and sand occurred until it ceased around 4am. More people flees to the evacuation center as the new eruption affecting broader area than predicted.

Another explosive eruption occurred on Monday, November 1, 2010 around 10am producing pyroclastic flow that traveled mostly to the southeast. The ash and fine volcanic material reach as far as 80km south of the volcano.

Pyroclastic flow produced by Merapi during Monday, November 1, 2010 eruption as seen from Pakem (Detik)


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