Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eruption of Mount Merapi

After several weeks of volcanic activities, Mount Merapi in Central Java erupted on Tuesday 26 October..

According to Kompas, 16 people have died and many others wounded because of breathing Hot Ash from the eruption of  the 1,968 meters high volcanic mountain.

Several weeks before the eruption the local government has urged 11,400 villagers living on the mountain to evacuate. But only the old people and children fled, while adults stayed to tend to homes and farms on the mountain's fertile slopes.

Considering the above, I would like to express my deepest condolence and sympathy to the people who have died, and hope that their families would be given the strength to carry on.

Photo :  Courtesy of Poedji Zone.


Saung Web said...

Me too...
I would like to express my deepest condolences and sympathy to those who have died, and hope that their families will be given strength to continue their activities

berpikir positif said...

just pray to the God (Allah) that the disaster will stop because there are many sins in our country

Link Tea said...

Hopefully, government officials and community work together
to overcome this ordeal ..

Anonymous said...

Disasters will not stop because Indonesia is located on the Ring of Fire... Hopefully one day we will be global experts in "disaster management"...

H. Nizam said...

@Saung Web,
This is a grievance for all of us in Indonesia.

@Berpikir Positif,
Yes, let us pray to God that we will all be safe.

@Link Tea,
Let us hope this tragedy will bring us all together and work hand in hand to help them.

I wish that you have mentioned your name and blog so that we can be friends.
But I agree with you that we should learn how to overcome natural disasters and have many experts on this field.

buywowaccount said...

Government plays a vital role in situation like this one. They should more or less impose authority to evacuate homes for the people welfare.
Yes, one could tend their house and their farm at what cost? Their life?

H. Nizam said...

I agree with you that the goevrnment should be more firmed on this i.e. instruct evacuation especially because the eruption has been predicted several weeks before.

colson said...

To Indonesia nature is both a blessing and a curse. Once more it is taking it's toll. The only way we can react to this calamity is by offering condolences to and having compassion with the victims.

sawali tuhusetya said...

saya berharap dan berdoa semoga merapi tdk sampai menunjukkan kemurkaannya.

Rob Baiton said...

These tragedies are natural disasters. If one wants to attribute them to God because we have sinned as human beings, then there is nothing natural about these tragic events. They are planned and executed by a vengeful God intent on settling scores and killing innocents. Unless of course one subscribes to the theory that there are no innocents, just sinners!

I prefer to believe that they are natural disasters that have always occurred. The difference is that as our population grows, so does the likelihood that we will become increasingly effected / affected by the clashes between humanity and nature...perhaps it is the 'order' of things?

My condolences go out to the families and loved ones of those who lost someone or something in the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Mentawai and West Sumatra, to those who are suffering under the rumblings and eruptions of Mount Merapi, and to the people of Jakarta who are under flood waters.

H. Nizam said...

Natural disasters are warnings that we should prepare ourselves for the worst things in life and should learn not just how to overcome but also prevent them if possible.

Semoga Merapi tidak meletus lebih dasyat lagi seperti diperkirakan beberapa orang.

I agree with you that these tragedies are natural disasters. Therefore they've got nothing to do with sins of people living in the area.
You are right that condolence must also be expressed for people in Jakarta who were under flood water.

Fir'aun NgebLoG said...

I really feel concerned by this incident :-(

H. Nizam said...

Fir'aun Ngeblog,
The recent series of tragedies that have plagued Indonesia is very saddening.

akhatam said...


development catalyst said...

I am sorry about this tragedy,We in the Philippines had also similar type of misfortune.I hope we Asian will be able to cluster together to survive calamities.

H. Nizam said...

Yes we should pray for the safety, peacefulness and glory of Indonesia.

@Development Catalyst,
Yes as neighboring countries , Indonesia and the Philippines should work together and find ways to over come natural disasters and possibility of preventing them.

DS. Utomo said...

Mas Harry, I am also very sorry for what happened to Indonesia at this time, maybe this is an ordeal for our people to be able to take lessons from what has happened to our nation.

H. Nizam said...

Pak Utomo,
We should learn how to properly handle natural disasters so as to prevent or minimize victims.
Besides, we must find possibility to prevent such disasters from happening

I remember when I was at school they thought us about preventing volcanic eruption by making a hole to part of a mountain so that volcanic lava can flow.

seotrollverse said...

I extend my prayers to the victims! Thanks Nizam for this post!

Message in a Bottle said...

My sympathies and condolences for this tragedy, lets just hope for the best for the families affected.

H. Nizam said...

Thank you for the prayers

@Message in a Bottle
Thank you for the symphaty