Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Merapi Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

Lahars from Merapi volcano have destroyed several bridges including Gempol bridge on the Putih River. A lahar overflowed from the Putih River in Jumaya village, Salam subdistrict, on Monday night, cutting off the Magelang-Yogyakarta highway at Kilometer 23 for almost 18 hours until about 1 p.m. on Tuesday. More than 500 meters of the highway were submerged under meter-deep lahar. This was the most damage cause by merapi volcano since the alert level was downgraded at end of December 2010.
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