Latest Mount Merapi Stories
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.
By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesians prayed in the shadow of the rumbling Mount Merapi volcano on Friday as it spewed smoke, and a preacher urged people to remain calm.
Indonesia's restive Mount Merapi threw out massive clouds of smoke on Thursday, sparking panic among villagers living close to the volcano not far from where an earthquake killed more than 5,700 people.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert level on one of its most active volcanoes and warned residents on Thursday to stay away from the mountain after its crater belched ash clouds.
Indonesia has evacuated about 2,000 people from areas at risk from a volcano spewing hot gas and lava, and expects to move thousands more amid signs of increased activity from Mount Merapi, officials said on Tuesday.
By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA (Reuters) - Dozens of aid trucks laden with rice remained blocked in government depots on Tuesday due to bureaucratic bottlenecks, angering Indonesian earthquake survivors struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.
International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of the earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, but many victims complained that vital aid was not reaching them.
International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, but many victims complained vital aid was not reaching them.
By Achmad Sukarsono BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday as residents returned to ruined homes on Indonesia's densely populated island of Java a day after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 3,300.