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2006-05-17 23:50:00

By Tomi Soetjipto MOUNT METAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ignoring warnings a major eruption could come at anytime, Indonesian villagers were back in their homes on the slopes of the simmering Mount Merapi volcano on Thursday.

2006-05-17 11:30:00

By Tomi Soetjipto YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano shot a new large burst of hot gas clouds into the air late on Wednesday, and there were reports of new ash falls, but activity remained below earlier levels.

2006-05-17 00:35:00

Lava flows and clouds of hot gas spouting from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano dwindled on Wednesday, enabling evacuees to return to their farms and businesses and children to go back to their schools.

2006-05-16 00:00:00

Lava streamed down the sides of Indonesia's mystical Mount Merapi on Tuesday, but the clouds of hot gas belching from the top were substantially smaller than the day before.

2006-05-15 03:40:00

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted with clouds of hot gas and rained ash on surrounding areas on Monday, sending some nearby villagers who had been reluctant to leave scurrying for safety.

2006-05-14 23:44:49

By Tomi Soetjipto KETEP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano exploded with clouds of hot gas and ash rain early on Monday, sending some villagers who had been reluctant to leave scurrying for safety.

2006-05-14 22:18:24

By Tomi Soetjipto YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed hot clouds and ash rain early on Monday, a volcanologist said, but there was no confirmation of reports of fresh lava flows.

2006-05-14 20:44:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed lava and hot ash early on Monday, a regional official said, but a volcanologist said he had no confirmation of the report.

2006-05-14 09:15:04

By Tomi Soetjipto PURWOBINAGUN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesian villagers returned to their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi briefly on Sunday despite an official order to evacuate over concerns the dangerous volcano could soon erupt.

2006-05-13 22:25:00

Dozens of Indonesian villagers tried to return to their homes on the slopes of Mount Merapi on Sunday after authorities ordered thousands to evacuate, saying the dangerous volcano could soon erupt.


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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.