Merapi is one of the name of volcano in Central Java and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This volcano still actives right now. Since 1548, Merapi mountain had been exploded for 68 times. It located near Yogyakarta city and many villages located at an altitude of 1700 meters. For people which live around there, Merapi brings an advantage. The people was able to sell sand material from volcano mountain output. For Local Government, Merapi Mountain is a tourists area which increasing city income. Now Merapi included an area of Taman Nasional Gunung Merapi. Merapi Mountain is one of most popular climbing object, because the charming of this volcano.

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Small explotion occured in every 2-3 years and bigger on 10-15 years a time. The big impact from Merapi eruption occured in 1006, 1786, 1822, 1872, and 1930.

 

In April and May 2006, this volcano was appearing sign of explotion, started with earthquakes and deformation. On June 1st, volcanic ash raining in Magelang.
In October 26th 2010, Merapi Mountain entered eruptive phase. BPPTKA reported that the explotion occured at 17.02 WIB. At least three times in the eruption occured. the eruption accompanied hot cloud out road to Kaliadem Kepuharjo and remove volcanic material as high as aproximately 1.5 kilometers.

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