Kelud is a volcano located in border of Kediri, Blitar and Malang, East Java. I have never been there, I just passed through the area when I went for a road trip on October last year. The volcano just erupted last night, 13 February 2014. Though I hang out last night and arrived at home around 1 am, I didn’t hear anything about it.
This morning when I was doing my early morning routines, I saw several pictures that my friends posted about their houses being covered by volcanic ash. I was quite surprised when I saw a post by one of my friends who live in Yogyakarta, the same city where I am living at the moment. Her house was covered with volcanic ash. I got up from my bed and peeked outside to see the state of my house. I was really surprised!
Yogyakarta which lies approximately 300 kilometers from Mount Kelud looks like a black and white film. Well.. not really black and white, but grey and.. sad. I went out to supermarket to get some food supplies and captured some pictures to let you know how bad the volcanic ashes in Yogyakarta. It was quite difficult to drive a scooter in the volcanic ashes and all the streets were already coated in dust with a thickness of approximately 3 cm. I hope the people who live near the mountain Kelud stay safe and have resilience in the face of this natural disaster. Take care everyone!
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300 km dari Gunung Kelud abunya setebal ini, tak bisa dibayangkan bagaimana yang kawasan gunung Kelud.
Semoga tak ada korban jiwa atas musibah erupsi gunung Kelud.
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Wow.. so much like for this photographs.
Those are some pretty dusty photos, Firsta! I have seen the grey landscapes around Gunung Bromo, but it’s obviously a whole different story to see whole city like Yogyakarta covered in the powdery ash. Hopefully nothing serious happened to the people, the photos truly look like as if the world was coming to an end… 🙁
Though at that time the Yogykarta felt like a dead city, but it is getting better and better now. 🙂