VDAP Merapi Images
Merapi is one of the worlds most hazardous volcanoes and it is located in the most volcanically active country on Earth. In 2006, VDAP sent a 4-person team to assist the Indonesian Center for Volcanology and Geologic Hazard Mitigation (CVGHM) during the eruption of Merapi, which potentially threatened more than 100,000 people living nearby. The VDAP team contributed to decisions by CVGHM and the government of Indonesia concerning the likely course of the eruption and life-saving evacuations. VDAP also provided a technical advisor to the OFDA Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) that was sent to the area following the M 6.3 Yogykarta earthquake, about 20 miles south of the volcano, which took place during the eruption and killed more than 5,700.
Below are images of Merapi from 2006. Click on each image for a larger view.