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Mt Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia
April 24, 2008, 8:45 am
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Mt Anak Krakatau erupts in Indonesia

Serang (ANTARA News) – Mt Anak Krakatau in the Sunda Strait which erupted on Wednesday night at 9 p.m West Indonesia Time started to hurl red-hot rocks from its southern crater.

Head of the monitoring post in Pasauran village, Cinangka sub-district, Serang regency, Anton Tripambudi, said the red-hot rocks hurled by the volcano could be observed very clearly from the Anyer coast, which is an indication that the volcanic tremors would increase.

And its activity has even become uncontrollable as the fire balls from its crater had reached an altitude of up to 600 meters.

Thundering sounds are also heard if one approached the volcano within a radius of three kilometers from its crater.

He said the volcanic tremors have increased in frequency after the Volcanology, Mitigation, and Geological Disaster Center in Bandung has raised the volcano`s alert status to level III.

He said that the fireballs going up from the crater could be easily seen especially during the night from the monitoring post in Pasauran village, and became a beautiful view, especially for tourists. (*)

 

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Historical Maps of Natural Hazards and Disaster in Indonesia
April 15, 2008, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Earthquake, Flood, Forest Fires, Hightide, Landslide, Mud Volcano, Mudflow, Storm, Tsunami

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7 killed in flash flood in Indonesia
April 15, 2008, 8:56 pm
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7 killed in flash flood in Indonesia


Indonesian rescuers on Monday recovered seven bodies from a river in West Java province after the Sunday’s flash flood that slammed into a boat carrying 13 people.

Five other passengers managed to escaped the accident at the Cipelang River in Sukabumi, about 100 km south of Jakarta, while one person remains missing, reported leading news website Detikcom.

The bodies were found at separate places up to 10 km from the scene.



Alert status of volcano in North Maluku of Indonesia
April 14, 2008, 3:55 pm
Filed under: Volcano

A volcano in North Maluku was put on Alert III  status on Thursday following an increase in activity over the past few days.Volcanic activity at

Mt. Ibu in West Halmahera regency, North Maluku is causing tectonic and volcanic earthquakes. Th

 

e mountain has also spewed grey smoke a few times since March 31, according to the Center for Vulcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) in Bandung, West Java
on Thursday.
“The PVMBG has sent a letter to relevant agencies about the increase in volcanic activity on the mountain,” said a spokesman of the regency administration, Kalbi Rasyid.
“According to the PVMBG, the condition at the moment is not too dangerous, so residents do not have to be evacuated,” Rasyid said.

Meanwhile, Mt. Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku has been spewing thick smoke since Tuesday, said a local resident.

 

The mountain is one of five volcanoes in the province which is still active. Last year it also showed increasing activity but did not erupt.The last eruption major eruption of  Mt. Gamalama occurred in 1983.