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Indonesian volcano spurs evacuations of refugees

 In this late Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 photo, lava glows at the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Deles, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's most dang...

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In this late Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 photo, lava glows at the crater of Mount Merapi as seen from Deles, Central Java, Indonesia. Indonesia's most dang...

Indonesia is evacuating more people from near Mount Merapi after the volcano had its biggest eruption yet.
Government volcanologist Surono said the explosive eruption Wednesday afternoon lasted more than an hour and shot searing ashes kilometers (miles) into the sky.
The government widened the danger zone to 15 kilometers (9 miles) from 10 kilometers (6 miles). The massive blast endangered places that had not been not evacuated as well as refugee camps within that distance.
Refugees who already fled when the mountain started eruption last week were among those being moved hastily to safer areas.


Updated : 2021-05-10 07:41 GMT+08:00