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Large pre-dawn blast at Indonesian volcano

 An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Hargobinangun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano...
 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...
 A villager reacts as she flees her home following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  I...
 Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  Indonesia is e...
 An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Kepuharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano is ...
 Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010.  Indonesia's deadly volcano erup...

Indonesia Disasters

An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Hargobinangun, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano...

Indonesia Disasters

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 Disasters

A villager reacts as she flees her home following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. I...

Indonesia Disasters

Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Cangkringan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, WedNesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia is e...

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An Indonesian man watches as Mount Merapi erupts in Kepuharjo, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's most dangerous volcano is ...

Indonesia Disasters

Villagers flee their homes following another eruption of Mount Merapi in Klaten, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. Indonesia's deadly volcano erup...

Indonesia's deadly volcano is erupting again _ spitting out towering clouds of hot gas and debris in a powerful early morning explosion.
There were not reports of new casualties.
Surono, a state volcanologist, said Mount Merapi is shooting hot gas clouds and soft volcano debris more than a thousand feet (4,000 meters) into the air.
The pre-dawn eruption followed a much more powerful blast on Thursday night that chased people from villages and emergency shelters along its scorched slopes.
After more than a week of continual eruptions, and warnings that pressure inside Mount Merapi may still be building, the province warned it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people forced from their homes.


Updated : 2021-02-26 18:45 GMT+08:00