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Indonesia: Volcano: 1998/07 Country Information on DRR

Period 1998/07
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Volcano
Outline Mount Merapi erupted early Saturday, 11 July. 7/24 Kelud Volcano lava collapsed
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
Old lava from Indonesia volcano kills 9 people
At least nine people were killed when they were swept away after a landslide near the town of Kediri in the Indonesian province of East Java.
At least one person is still missing.
Torrential rains on Thursday dislodged solidified lava from the slopes of the nearby Mount Kelud volcano.
Villagers keep wary eye on Indonesian Volcano
52 hectares (128 acres) of rice, 10 hectares (25 acres) of corn and 100 hectares (250 acres) of surface vegetables had been badly damaged.

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Reuters 1998/07/20
Merapi Volcano emitted a great deal of smokeat 20 July,so 6000 people took refuge. The level of alarm is "caution".

Relief Web

"MERAPI Eruption 1998 12 July." -Information-(Tokyo Uni. S.Numamoto)

Reuters 1998/07/24
Old lava from Indonesia volcano kills nine.

OCHA Situation Report No.1 1998/07/15
Indonesia's most active volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted early Saturday, 11 July 1998, spewing a heat and gas cloud over an area of seven kilometres.

Reuters 1998/07/21
Residents who had fled an area hit by the ash at the weekend have returned to their homes, with the volcano's status remaining on the second level of alert for a possible eruption.

Geographycal Data

East Java iland Map prepared by Peter Loud

[ERI Emergency Relief Information]

OCHA Situation Report No.1 1998/07/15
The provincial administration has sent relief teams, including medical workers, to 15 villages in Dukun.