11,000 people have been evacuated from the area surrounding Mount Merapi, as lava and superheated gas poured from the volcano. (This is the same area affected by last week's major earthquake.) Merapi is one of the world's most active and unpredictable volcanos, and some scientists have suggested that the earthquake contributed to this latest round of volcanic activity.

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Liza says:

The unstable lava dome at Mount Merapi has collapsed, easing the pressure and calming fears that the volcano will erupt. The area remains on high alert, but they should have a better assessment of the situation within the next two days.

posted on Mon, 06/12/2006 - 8:40pm
Liza's picture
Liza says:

After downgrading the alert status and allowing people to return home, the Indonesian government has re-evacuated the villagers after volcano watchers noticed an increase in activity.


posted on Thu, 06/15/2006 - 12:20pm
bob is not my name's picture
bob is not my name says:

the penny should be kept u cant have give a nickel take a nickel
its just not the same

posted on Thu, 08/23/2007 - 1:21pm
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Anonymous says:

always have a emergeny plan don't panic and get out as soon as possible if it really big just get out and always have spare clothes batteries flashlights on hand so you can leave in a moments notice

posted on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 12:57pm

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