Indonesia Mt Merapi eruption : people still enter the danger zone

Pyroclastic flows at Mayon Volcano, Philippine...

A good example of a deadly pyroclastic flow running down the slopes of Mayon volcano at high speed - Image via Wikipedia

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As martial law is not yet declared police is not able to stop people entering the extremely dangerous 20 km zone.

Merapi continues to belch out deadly pyroclastic flows, clouds of superheated ash and gases, in what geologists say is the volcano’s most powerful eruption in more than a century.
At least 135 people have died on its slopes over the past two weeks, and authorities were still struggling on Sunday to help those injured from Friday’s massive eruption.

The National Police on Friday even temporarily closed at least three police subprecincts located 10 kilometers from the crater. But none of these seem to bother the insistent public.
Pakem Police chief Adj. Comr. Harijanto said on Sunday that he had run out of breath from repeatedly telling people to move as far away from the danger zone as possible.
The trespassers on Sunday were mostly curious folk, “not villagers concerned about the welfare of their livestock,” he said.

Hantoro, chief of Sleman Police’s Mobile Brigade unit (Brimob), has been overseeing a checkpoint in Ngemplak since Friday and has heard almost every excuse from those desperate to get into the danger zone.
“Don’t be so reckless. This is very dangerous,” Hantoro told a young man on Saturday evening.
“I have to get my diploma; it’s still up there,” the man replied. “Aren’t you afraid of dying?”
Hantoro said, to which the man replied: “I’d rather die than not get my diploma.”
As the man went past him, Hantoro reminded him that the police were no longer responsible for his safety.
“I hope the rescue team doesn’t end up finding your corpse,” he said. 

Dozens of young couples on motorcycles rode past reluctant officers, saying they needed to go to the Islamic University of Indonesia (UII) campus, located within the danger zone, to fetch archives, books and computers.
When the majority did not return an hour later, officers went searching for them in the dark but could not find anyone.
Most who tried to enter the danger zone said they wanted to spend Saturday night at the hill resorts that had been deserted in Sleman.

Entire villages have also been abandoned.
Markets, shops, schools, two hospitals and a bus station were also shut down.
We don’t understand why the villagers still go home to feed their livestock even though the president has guaranteed compensation for lost or dead cattle,” said a Police spokeswoman.

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Deadly earthquakes of November 6, 19XX – Greece, China (3x), India, Canada and Iran

M 5.7   06-11-1983    06-11    China    Depth 32.1 km – killing 34 people
Thirty-four people killed, about 2,200 injured and about 3,300 houses destroyed in the Heze-Dongming area of Shandong Province. Also felt in parts of Hebei and Henan Provinces.
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M 7.3   06-11-1988    06-11    China    Depth 6.5 km – killing 748 people
Three events about 9 seconds apart. Seven hundred thirty people killed, 3,900 injured, 267,000 homeless, 29 reservoirs severely damaged and 67 percent of the public buildings destroyed in the Lancang-Menglian area, China.
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M 6.6   06-11-1990    06-11    Iran    Depth 11.1 km – killing 22 people
At least 22 people killed, 100 injured, 21,000 homeless and 18 villages severely damaged in the Darab area.
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M 4.8   06-11-1997    06-11    Canada    Depth 22.5 km – killing 1 person
One person died of a heart attack. Felt in many parts of southern Quebec. Felt as far south as Ottawa, Ontario and as far east as Edmundston, New Brunswick. Felt (V) at Adamstown; (IV) at Clayton Lake, Farmington, Saint Francis, Saint John and Shirley Mills, Maine. Felt (V) at East Haven and Newport; (IV) at Barton, Beebe Plain, Sheldon Springs and West Glover, Vermont. Also felt (IV) at Groveton, New Hampshire. Felt in western Maine, northern New Hampshire, northern Vermont and parts of northeastern New York in the United States.
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M 5.1   06-11-2007    06-11    India    Depth 10.0 km – killing 1 person
One person killed, 5 people injured and several buildings collapsed or damaged in the Talala area. Felt throughout the Bhavnagar-Jamnagar-Porbandar-Surendranagar area. Felt as far as Ahmadabad (II) and Navsari.
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M 6.3   06-11-1976    06-11    China    Depth 7.7 km – killing 33 people
No details found
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M 5.4   06-11-1979    06-11    Greece    Depth 28.1 km – killing 1 person
No details found
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Deadly earthquakes of November 7, 19XX – Iran, Turkey and Philippines

Aerial view South of Mashhad

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M 6.0   07-11-1976    Iran        Depth 6.5 km – killing 17 people
The earthquake was located about 270 kilometers south of Mashad in the Khorassan Province, where 17 were killed and 32 injured. Three villages in the area were completely destroyed. Because of the time of day the earthquake struck, many of the people were in the fields, and the death toll was lessened.
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M 4.9   07-11-1999    Turkey        Depth 16 km – killing 1 person
One person died from a heart attack at Hendek. Felt at Bursa, Eskisehir, Istanbul, Izmit and Sakarya.
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M 5.3   07-11-2007    Philippines    Depth 71 km – killing 1 person
One person died at Mabini. Felt (V PIVS) at Jagna and (IV PIVS) at at Tagbilaran. Felt (V PIVS) at Hibok-Hibok, Camiguin. Felt (IV PIVS) at Mandaue City and (III PIVS) at Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Felt (III PIVS) at Cagayan de Oro and (II PIVS) at Butuan, Dipolog, Manucan and Surigao, Mindanao. Felt (III PIVS) at Maasin, Leyte and at Dumaguete, Negros. Also felt at Sagay and Talisay, Luzon.
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Earthquakes list November 7, 2010

M 4.8      2010/11/07 22:01    Depth 66.7 km     SULAWESI, INDONESIA
November 08, 2010 at 06:01:42 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in the sea in between the Togian Islands and Sulawesi.
The Togian Islands are an archipelago of 56 islands and islets, in the Gulf of Tomini, off the coast of Central Sulawesi, in Indonesia. The three largest islands are Batudaka, Togian, and Talatakoh. (Source : Wikipedia)
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M 5.7      2010/11/07 19:26    Depth 138.2 km     VOLCANO ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION
November 08, 2010 at 05:26:48 AM at epicenter
About 70 km from uninhabited Minami-Iwo island

M 5.0      2010/11/07 14:19    Depth 10.0 km     SOUTHWEST OF SUMATRA, INDONESIA
09:19:48 PM (21:19) at epicenter
Aftershock from the main Mentawai Pagai islands devastating tsunami earthquake
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M 4.9      2010/11/07 11:31    Depth 622.5 km     SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
11:31:21 PM (23:31) at epicenter
Epicenter far away from the islands. Hypocenter in the deep hot solid mantle of the earth.
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M 4.0      2010/11/07 07:56    Depth 2.0 km     ALBANIA
local time 08:56:32.3 2010-11-07
Weak shallow earthquake near the village of Klos. To weak to create damage.
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M 4.1      2010/11/07 06:12    Depth 160.7 km     NORTHERN COLOMBIA
01:12:49 AM at epicenter
Epicenter in the same area than another similar earthquake a few days ago. Same harmless depth. A very populated area. But even if a stronger earthquake would occur in this area again, the depth will neutralize the impact of the earthquake.

M 4.2      2010/11/07 05:51    Depth 2.0 km     EASTERN TURKEY
local time 07:51:31.1 2010-11-07
Epicenter 24 km NW of Kigi
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M 4.3      2010/11/07 03:36    Depth 7.0 km     GOLFE DE TADJOURA, DJIBOUTI
local time 06:36:15.2 2010-11-07
Epicenter 5 km south of the coastline in the Gulf of Tadjoura, an arm of the Gulf of Aden
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M 4.5      2010/11/07 02:04    Depth 2.0 km     SOUTH OF JAVA, INDONESIA
local time 09:04:08.8 2010-11-07
Approx. 50 km out of the coast of Kencong. At this magnitude it will have been hardly felt on the island.
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M 5.3      2010/11/07 00:43    Depth 9.6 km     NORTHERN ALASKA
November 06, 2010 at 04:43:23 PM at epicenter
Epicenter close to the Arctic Ocean (Northern part of Alaska) in an area where earthquakes are not that common.
Epicenter on the upper part of the canning river. Except for some oil field at the coast, this area is mainly “polar bear country”.
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M 4.6      2010/11/07 00:15    Depth 17.2 km     OFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
09:15:46 AM at epicenter
Epicenter on the slopes of a subduction zone and far away from the populated world. 200 km (125 miles) ENE of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
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Earthquakes occurred yesterday (UTC time), but today local time

M 5.0      2010/11/06 19:29    Depth 31.4 km     BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
November 07, 2010 at 05:29:31 AM at epicenter
Epicenter closes to Antarctica than to Australia? In the middle of the Ocean.
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M 4.2      2010/11/06 18:05    Depth 621.6 km     FIJI REGION
November 07, 2010 at 06:05:37 AM at epicenter
At a mantle depth of 621 km only animals will have felt this earthquake. Close to Balavu island.

M 4.3      2010/11/06 14:37    Depth 67.4 km      CENTRAL ALASKA
06:37:20 AM at epicenter
Weak earthquake at an intermediate depth at 34 km (21 miles) SSE (152°) from Cantwell, Alaska and 61 km (38 miles) SSE (168°) from Denali National Park, Alaska

M 4.6      2010/11/06 13:52    Depth 9.0 km     CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND
November 7 2010 at 2:52 AM
Epicenter 20 km north west of Oxford

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