Mount Merapi is the youngest in a collection of volcanoes in southern Java, Indonesia. Mount Merapi is one of the volcano is still active in the world, this region has a very fertile and densely populated. Klaten, Indonesia. 27/10/2010
Merapi volcano finally erupted on Tuesday (26/10) 17:02 pm Western Indonesia Time. As informed by the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Merapi eruption phase since Tuesday afternoon.
In the event that very quickly it makes a lot of people who are trapped and become victims of the siege of hot clouds that blanketed the mountain region. To date there are 25 dead victims of the eruption of Merapi.
note : Mount Merapi is the youngest in a collection of volcanoes in southern Java, Indonesia. The mountain is located in the subduction zone, where the Indo-Australian plate continues to move down the Eurasian Plate. The eruption in the area lasted from 400,000 years ago, and up to 10,000 years ago kind of eruption is effusive. After that, the eruptions become explosive, with lava flows that cause thick lava domes. Mount Merapi is one of the volcano is still active in the world, this region has a very fertile and densely populated.
Merapi eruptions big impact among others in the years 1006, 1786, 1822, 1872, and 1930. Large eruption in 1006 made the whole central part of Java island shrouded in gray. It is estimated, the eruption caused the Hindu Mataram kingdom must move to Kediri and provides opportunity for Muslims to be the ruler. Eruption in 1930 destroyed 13 villages and killed 1400 people.