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Mount Merapi launched lava and hot ash into the skies for the fourth time in eight days Wednesday morning, sending villagers and refugees scurrying to move further away from the Indonesian volcano following its most intense eruptions yet.
Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday after scientists warned the pressure building beneath Mount Merapi could trigger the most powerful explosion in twelve years.
Excerpt from report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 21 August [Article by Agus Maryono: "Purbalingga to convert air base to commercial airport"] The Purbalingga District Administration in Central Java will soon develop the Wirasaba Air Force Base into a commercial airport to facilitate easier and faster links to the district.
Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 25 June [Unattributed article: "Rights body to re-examine Maftuh's samples"] The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) is seeking to cooperate with the Indonesian Doctors' Association (IDI) to re- examine medical samples from the body of a National University student (Unas) who died in Jakarta last week.
By Supriyatin MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two men trapped in a bunker by debris from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano have died, disaster management officials said on Friday.
Hot clouds from Indonesia's Mount Merapi dissipated on Thursday, a day after spreading far enough to blanket villages with ash and prompting authorities to put the volcano back on top alert again.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian agency has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi volcano to its highest level again after it spewed more hot clouds, an official said on Wednesday, a day after it downgraded the status. "The status was upgraded at 2 p.m.
Mount Merapi's unstable lava dome has partially collapsed, easing pressure that threatened to make the Indonesian volcano erupt.
By Adi Kurniawan MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi could be downgraded from its top alert status soon as the volcano has spewed less hot gas and molten lava in recent days, an expert said on Monday.
By Jalil Hamid MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - In the shadow of Mount Merapi, a 30-year-old woman selling snacks to tourists visiting the rumbling Indonesian volcano says business has never been this bad.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.