Mount Merapi, Finally Erupts

Mount Merapi, Finally Erupts

Sleman : Indonesia | Oct 26, 2010 at 2:27 PM PDT
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People living around Mount Merapi had been told to evacuate

Around 22,000 pm, Tuesday (26/10) evening, Merapi volcano finally erupted. Local residents immediately rushed out to save themselves the place of displacement, but so many hundreds more are still trapped around the slopes of the mountain. In fact, according to reports from rescue teams, a reporter from online media, until now its existence is unknown. While the rain that comes from volcanic ash that was Sleman area reaches up to 150 kilo-meter radius, such as areas of Cilacap

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Mount Merapi last erupted in June 2006 killing two people
Mount Merapi last erupted in June 2006 killing two people
AriefJoe is based in Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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