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An active Indonesian volcano erupted once again, spewing out clouds of ash and alarming Indonesian citizens as far as three miles away.
Clouds of volcanic ash from Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, have become so prominent in recent days that Indonesian authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists.
Since its latest series of deadly eruptions, Javaâ€™s Mt Merapi has been spewing volcanic ash clouds into the air.
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.
When volcanoes erupt, pinpointing the regions at high risk for lethal hazards and deciding whether or not to evacuate a resistant population comprise the most difficult problems faced by hazards managers.
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.
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