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Mount Merapi Eruptions (2010)

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Nov 6, 2010
Recent and continuous Mt. Merapi eruptions have caused grounded all flights in Yogyakarta. As recent as this week, 2 flights from Australia had experienced trouble in the air. Whether it is due to the ashes from eruptions is still unclear. However, travels to this area is no safe for now.

Major airlines from Singapore have cancelled all flights to Jakarta on Saturday (Nov. 6) due to ashes from the eruptions.
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Quick Tip by . November 11, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
Singapore Airlines & some regional airlines from Singapore and Hong Kong have suspended flights to Jakarta due to the ashes from this eruption (still continuous) which may have had one of engines from the Qantas A380 (flight from Sydney) exploded midair last week. Luckily the flight landed safely in Singapore since the other 3 Rolls Royce Turbo engines were still working.       Volcanic ashes from the Eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland grounded air traffic in many …
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In late October 2010 the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Geological Agency (CVGHM), (Indonesian language—Pusat Vulkanologi & Mitigasi Bencana Geologi, Badan Geologi-PVMBG), reported that a pattern of increasing seismicity from Merapi had begun to emerge in early September. Observers at Babadan 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west and Kaliurang 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the mountain reported hearing an avalanche on 12 September 2010. On 13 September 2010 white plumes were observed rising 800 metres (2,600 ft) above the crater. Lava dome inflation, detected since March, increased from background levels of 0.1 millimetres (0.0039 in) to 0.3 millimetres (0.012 in) per day to a rate of 11 millimetres (0.43 in) per day on 16 September. On 19 September 2010 earthquakes continued to be numerous, and the next day CVGHM raised the Alert Level to 2 (on a scale of 1–4).[13] Lava from Mount Merapi inCentral Java began flowing down the Gendol River on 23–24 October signalling the likelihood of an imminent eruption.[14]

On 25 October 2010 the Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to its highest level (4) and warned villagers in threatened areas to move to safer ground. People living within a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) zone were told to evacuate. The evacuation orders affected at least 19,000 people however the number that complied at ...

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