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Latest Merapi eruption largest yet, nearly exceeds danger zone

  • Slamet Susanto

    The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta | Thu, November 4 2010 | 09:54 am

Mount Merapi erupted again Wednesday in the biggest volcanic blast yet, expulsing hot clouds of ash 9 kilometers from its crater and sending residents fleeing in panic.The Wednesday eruption prompted authorities to expand the danger zone to a 15-kilometer radius from the mountain’s crater, from the previous 10 kilometers, and to close at least three shelters.The conditions on the ground were wor...

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