The Silence of the Things

by Arif Rudiana July. 31, 2017 1670 views

The 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi began in late October 2010 when Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continued into November. Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts of lava and ashes. Large eruption columns formed, causing numerous pyroclastic flows down the heavily populated slopes of the volcano. Merapi's eruption was said by authorities to be the largest since the 1870s.

Over 350,000 people were evacuated from the affected area. However, many remained behind or returned to their homes while the eruptions were continuing. 353 people were killed during the eruptions, many as a result of pyroclastic flows. The ash plumes from the volcano also caused major disruption to aviation across Java.

The remnants of the eruption of Mount Merapi can be seen at the location of the eruption

Some leftovers from items found on location

Some leftovers from items found on location

Remnants of kitchen utensils

Remnants of kitchen utensils

Melted compact disc covered by dry lava

Melted compact disc covered by dry lava

All that remains is scrap metal

All that remains is scrap metal

have a sit...

have a sit...

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 1 month ago

WOW! Pretty amazing what Mother Nature can do so quickly & so completely!
Great shots!

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Arif Rudiana Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks Jay, yes it's so scary how Mother nature get angry...

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Arif Rudiana 4 years, 1 month ago

Scary & exciting, at the same time!
I live in a Tsunami danger zone & also at the base of the Olympic Mountain range, where tremors are frequent....

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 4 years, 1 month ago

Impressive report. When Nature gets angry, nothing can be done, just escape

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
Arif Rudiana Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, I really like visiting this place because it's remind me how devastating mother nature can be. And it's give me good object for photograp.

4 years, 1 month ago Edited
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