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Indonesia Mount Merapi: Volcanic eruption on Java island unleashes clouds of ash and smoke into the sky

Mount Merapi in Indonesia erupted on the densely populated island of Java, spewing smoke and ash high into the air and sending streams of lava and gasses down its slopes. The volatile volcano unleashed clouds of hot ash at least seven times on Sunday, as well as a series of fast-moving pyroclastic flows – a […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupts again spewing ash, smoke and a river of lava

Indonesia’s most active volcano erupted once again with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 metres down its slopes. It was the Mount Merapi’s longest lava flow since authorities raised the volatile volcano’s danger level in November, said Hanik Humaida, the head of Yogyakarta’s Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center. The alert […]