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    Thousands flee as Indonesia's Mount Semeru volcano erupts


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    CURAH KOBOKAN, INDONESIA – The death toll from the eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano rose to 34 on Tuesday, the national disaster agency said, as aid was rushed to the affected region.

    The mountain on the island of Java thundered to life on Saturday, ejecting volcanic ash high into the sky and raining hot mud on villages as thousands of panicked people fled their homes.


    The disaster swallowed entire homes and vehicles, blanketing villages such as Curah Kobokan in grey ash and leaving residents terrified of returning home.

    “I’m traumatized, I asked my relatives if they were brave enough to go back to Curah Kobokan and they all said no, they’d rather sleep under a tree,” said Marzuki Suganda, a 30-year-old who works at a sand mine in the area.


    “When the eruption happened, I really thought I was going to die here.”


    Rescuers have been battling dangerous conditions since the deadly weekend eruption, searching for survivors and bodies in the volcanic debris, wrecked buildings and destroyed vehicles.


    Search crews deployed dogs on Tuesday to aid the operation.

    “The latest update from the ground… (is) 34 people died, 17 are missing,” the disaster agency spokesman Abdul Muhari said.

    Almost 3,700 have been evacuated from the affected area, he added.

    Indonesian volcano eruption death toll rises to 34 | The Japan Times
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    Main bridge in and out of the area been wiped out, hampering relief efforts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    Main bridge in and out of the area been wiped out, hampering relief efforts!
    Stay safe Willy!

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    MIRRORS ADJACENT THREAD

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
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    MIRRORS ADJACENT THREAD

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    Weirdly coincidental.

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    Indonesia Considers Relocations After Deadly Volcanic Eruption


    JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s volcanology agency is sending a team of researchers to the Mount Semeru volcano to identify areas too dangerous for villagers to stay after it erupted on Saturday, killing dozens of people on the slopes of Java island’s highest mountain.


    In the days since the disaster, questions have been raised about the effectiveness of the disaster warning system and whether some villages should be moved.

    Ediar Usman, an official from the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG), told a media briefing that some areas were potentially no longer safe to inhabit.


    "It’s not impossible that a similar disaster could happen in the future,” he said.


    Eko Budi Lelono, who heads the geological survey centre, told Reuters the team would be sent this week and included experts from Yogyakarta who had studied the Merapi volcano near that city.

    An estimated 8.6 million people in Indonesia live within 10 km of an active volcano, well within the range of deadly pyroclastic flows.


    The magnitude of Saturday’s eruption caught many villagers off guard, with dozens unable to escape as the volcano projected an ash cloud kilometres into the sky, and sent dangerous pyroclastic flows into villages on the fertile slopes below.


    Mount Semeru eruption: https://graphics.reuters.com/INDONES...ano-semeru.jpg


    At least 34 people were killed, with another 22 still missing, while thousands have been displaced, according to the disaster mitigation agency.


    The eruption almost entirely buried some villages under metres of molten ash, with more than 100,000 homes partially damaged or destroyed.


    Surveying the worst affected areas by helicopter on Tuesday, President Joko Widodo said that at least 2,000 homes would have to be rebuilt in different areas.


    Semeru is one of more than 100 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which straddles the “Pacific Ring of Fire”, an area of high seismic activity that rests atop multiple tectonic plates.


    Indonesia Considers Relocations After Deadly Volcanic Eruption | World News | US News

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    “ An estimated 8.6 million people in Indonesia live within 10 km of an active volcano, well within the range of deadly pyroclastic flows“


    Yes, they will need to move. But to where? There’s not much spare space on Java which is one of the worlds densest islands and Indonesia has a poor record with relocations to other islands. Once vacated the next Javan to wander by will set up campsite on the attractive fertile ground and make a new home anyway and the cycle will begin anew.
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