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2010-10-26 13:10:00

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.

2006-07-04 06:35:13

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A revised response plan for the May earthquake that killed more than 5,700 people and left many homeless on Indonesia's Java island is about $60 million short of the $80 million needed, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

2006-06-16 02:23:02

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.

2006-06-15 01:45:00

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.

2006-06-14 04:33:27

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.

2006-06-12 00:48:22

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.

2006-06-10 05:48:28

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Wahyuni rushed out of her home as soon as she felt the tremors from the deadly earthquake that struck the island of Java.

2006-06-09 02:31:49

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.

2006-06-08 05:25:00

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.

2006-06-06 05:10:42

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.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.