Breaking News from Merapi Volcano Eruption


Dear friends,

About 15-20 minutes ago, the merapi volcano had erupted. This is the third big eruption since October 26, 2010. As the previous eruption, today eruption was also followed by pyroplastic with height about 4 kilometer and length approximately to 7 kilometer from the peak of the mountain.

The phyroclastic were going to the east side of the merapi and predicted affected district of Klaten, Province of Central Java.

Reported from YEU’s post in Kemalang, Klaten, IDPs had been evacuate and status in that area is ALERT for the dust of the volcano. From the Disaster Oasis, central basecamp of Yakkum Emergency Unit, the IDPs also had been secure and ready to be evacuated when it needed. By the time when I wrote this email the eruption are still continues. We will continue sending news.


Reported by Syamsul Ardiansyah from Disaster Oasis IDPs camp of merapi volcano eruption.

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Oase in Disaster - Yakkum Emergency Unit This blog is official blog of Yakkum Emergency Unit Member of ACT Alliance and Member of Humanitarian Forum of Indonesia. The contents of this blog covers the YEU's activities related to emergency responds activities in Indonesia. Currently, we are working in emergency respon in three different areas; to respond Wasior flash-flood affected people in Manokwari, West Papua, tsunami-Mentawai affected people in Mentawai, West Sumatera, and Merapi Volcano Eruption in Central Java and Yogyakarta. At the national level, we are coordinating within the network of Humanitarian Forum of Indonesia (HFI) and at the International level we're coordinating with Global Network for Disaster Reduction and ACT Alliance. Email: Follow us in twitter @yeu2001
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One Response to Breaking News from Merapi Volcano Eruption

  1. sigit wijayanta says:

    Merapi, kamu adalah sahabat abadiku. Menjagaku dari jauh kala aku mengembala kambing, dan bermain layang-layang. Tebaran abumu memberi kesuburan bagi sawah ladangku; aku ingin tetap bersahabat baik saat kau tenang ataupun saat kau gerah. Ajarkan aku mengagumi keagunganmu kalau kau lepaskan wedus wedus gembelmu mendekati desaku… karena suatu saat pasti kami siap dan tidak panik menyambutmu….

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