Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Merapi Volcano (Indonesia)

The alert level at Merapi volcano has been increased since March 15. Observations at the volcano have detected volcanic earthquakes since February 2006, an increase in ground deformation, and a rise in magmatic gas emissions. Local residents are advised to avoid the following rivers to a radius of 7km from the volcano: Boyong, Putih, Krasak, Sat, Batang, Senowo, Trising, and Apu. Tourists are advised not to climb the mountain.
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