Monday, May 15, 2006

Indonesian volcano 'ready to blow'

Mount Merapi in central Java, Indonesia, is creating increased concern for residents on the Pacific island as it continues to exude voluminous quantities of dust and smoke. At night the lava flow can be clearly seen and authorities are attempting to persuade residents to leave the area. Previous eruptions have killed scores in recent years. 100 volcanic tremors in the last 24 hours has heightened the possibility of a major eruption. Merapi has erupted a least a dozen times in the last 100 years making it one of the most active volcanoes in the region [CNNPosted by Picasa

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