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Indonesia: Volcano: 2007/10/17 Country Information on DRR

Period 2007/10/17
Country or District Indonesia
Event Type Volcano
Outline On 17 October, over 100,000 people have been evacuated from the region within 10 km of Mt. Kelud, as Indonesian officials continue to monitor volcanic activity from the East Java volcano.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/08
Authorities have lowered the alert level on Indonesia\'s steaming Mount Kelud volcano because of a decline in its activity and advised people to return to their homes, a government official said on 8 November, 2007.

Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/05
Magma pushing through Indonesian volcano\'s crater 2007/11/04
On 3 November 2007, the peak recorded nonstop volcanic tremors and a surge in temperature at its lake. Monitors fled their observation posts convinced an eruption had begun, but were unable to visually confirm it because the peak was shrouded in fog. They later said it had not erupted. For weeks, authorities have pleaded with villagers to move to tent camps or government buildings, but have faced resistance. Many people have insisted on staying behind to tend to crops or look after their houses.

BBC news 2007/11/03
Indonesia's Mount Kelud volcano has not erupted, government scientists have said, contradicting an earlier statement that it had. Monitoring instruments had indicated an eruption, but it could not be visually confirmed because of heavy cloud cover.

Reuters AlertNet 2007/11/04
Indonesia's Mount Kelud volcano spewed ash on 4 November 2007 as clouds and fog turned daytime to dusk.

Guardian Unlimited 2007/10/22
Evacuees Await Indonesian Volcano Blast

OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/10/19
Evacuation orders in effect as East Java volcano alert remains high

Geographycal Data

OCHA ReliefWeb 2007/10/23
Overview Map of Mt. Kelud Volcano, Java, Indonesia (as of 18 Oct 2007)