Blasts from the past: RI’s volcanic history
Philip Rich, Contributor, Jakarta | Fri, 12/10/2010 9:55 AM
Troublemakers: Mt. Bromo (large crater) and Mt. Semeru belong to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Courtesy of Philip RichTroublemakers: Mt. Bromo (large crater) and Mt. Semeru belong to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Courtesy of Philip Rich Mount Merapi’s recent eruptions, tragically ending the lives of more than 300 people, are just the latest reminder that we live in the most volcanically active country on earth, with almost 130 active volcanoes in Indonesia.
Mount Merapi’s alert status lowered
Sri Wahyuni and Slamet Susanto, The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Sat, 12/04/2010 1:06 PM
Mount Merapi’s alert status was lowered as of Friday evening, but people living on the slopes of the volcano were told to remain cautious of possible secondary eruptions.
Residents were also reminded about the danger of floods of mud whenever there were heavy rains at the volcano’s peak.
Farmers flee as world's deadliest volcano rumbles
Associated Press | Tue, 09/20/2011 9:33 AM
Bold farmers in Indonesia routinely ignore orders to evacuate the slopes of live volcanoes, but those living on Tambora took no chances when history's deadliest mountain rumbled ominously this month.
Villagers like Hasanuddin Sanusi have heard since they were young how the mountain they call home once blew apart in the largest eruption ever recorded - an 1815 event widely forgotten outside their region - killing 90,000 people and blackening skies on the other side of the globe.
Mbah Maridjan’s son named Merapi gatekeeper
The Jakarta Post, Yogyakarta | Tue, 04/05/2011 8:00 AM
YOGYAKARTA: The Yogyakarta administration has appointed Mas Lurah Suraksosihono, better known as Asih, to replace his father, Mbah Maridjan, as the spiritual guardian of Mount Merapi volcano.
The 44-year-old was inaugurated on Monday in a ceremony attended by 229 others who were also installed as officials of the Yogyakarta Sultanate.