After two years eruptions

Wikipedia. The 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi began in late October 2010 when Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continued into November.
Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts lava and ashes.
Large eruption columns formed, causing numerous pyroclastic flows down the heavily populated slopes of the volcano. Merapi’s eruption was said by authorities to be the largest since the 1870s.

Over 350,000 people were evacuated from the affected area. However, many remained behind or returned to their homes while the eruptions were continuing. 353 people were killed during the eruptions, many as a result of pyroclastic flows.
The ash plumes from the volcano also caused major disruption to aviation across Java.

The mountain continued to erupt until 30 November 2010. On 3 December 2010 the official alert status was reduced to level 3, from level 4, as the eruptive activity had subsided.

Photos of the 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi and its impact, please click here, also click here.

Yesterday, my family and I visited eruptions area of Mount Merapi.
The vulcano lies around 23 kilometers north of Jogjakarta city on Java island.
Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, is located in a densely populated area in central Java.

Here’s my snapshot of some area, after two years Mount Merapi eruptions.


Author: Bams Triwoko

Entrepreneur. Grandpa. Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Blogging. Amateur Photography. Travel enthusiast.

21 thoughts on “After two years eruptions”

  1. Wah saya ke Kaliurang dalam perjalanan kembali dari Dieng itu dua minggu setelah Merapi meletus. Mampir untuk menginap semalam sayangnya ga sempat berkunjung. Will go there someday. Volcanoes always fascinate me.

    1. I’m so sorry that the camera can’t describe the impact of the eruption clearly. Please visit Jogjakarta, Purnimodo.
      Thanks for your lovely words and dropping by… πŸ™‚

  2. Mas Bams, merapi banyak membawa korban. Tp kalau dihitung 2 secara ekonomi doang, apa yg dia muntah kan nilainya lebih tinggi dari kerusakan yang ditimbulkannya. Benar tidak Mas?

    1. Tragedi erupsi Merapi mengajarkan kita untuk menjadi bijak, karena semesta alam selalu memberikan “seimbang”, baik aspek sosial maupun ekonomi.
      Salam sukses dan selamat beraktifitas uni Evi… πŸ™‚

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