Indonesia : Merapi eruption - picture before and after the hot ash cloud

The picture below gives an idea how terribly hot a pyroclastic flow can be. Th hot ash clouds are burning everything on their way. Nature but also people and infrastructure are charred. Similar pictures exist from the eruption / explosion of Mount St Helens in Whasington, United States. Left and … [Read more...]

Yogyakarta (Java) fears an explosive eruption of Merapi volcano

Excerpt of an article in the Jakarta Globe Lava from Mount Merapi in Central Java began flowing down the Gendol River over the weekend, signaling an eruption could be imminent, a geologist said on Sunday. The volcano, one of the world™s most active, last erupted in June 2006 shortly after the … [Read more...]

Colombia : Red alert for possible eruption of Galeras Volcano

The Colombian authorities have declared the maximum alert for Galeras volcano and forced 8000 people living in and around 7 villages nearby the volcano to abandon their houses and to evacuate  for safer grounds. The Galeras volcano has a history of short but violent eruptions. The 'Red Alert' has … [Read more...]