» 12/29/2010, 00.00
Java, Bromo volcano erupts. 25 thousand people at risk
One of the mountains favoured by tourists in Indonesia is once again active. Local authorities prohibit access, because of the amount of ash, which is destroying crops and tourism industry. The people must cover their faces with a mask to guard against the heat.
Central Java: Catholics open churches, schools and homes to refugees fleeing from volcano
Dozens of parishes in the Archdiocese of Semarang involved in aid programs for the displaced from areas affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi. In Yogyakarta mobile dispensaries also organized to help those who can not find refuge in camps. Death toll mounts to 185 since 26 September.
Merapi volcano erupting
Emissions of boiling gas and rain of ash from the peak of one of the country's most dangerous volcanoes; many people have escaped, but some still have not decided to leave their homes.
Central Java: Mount Merapi's "unexpected" eruption causes panic
Indonesia's most active and dangerous volcano killed hundreds in 2010. This morning's event was triggered by a 4.7 earthquake. The eruption, which spewed volcanic ash about 2,000m into the sky, did not cause any no casualties.
Merapi volcano erupts, 19 thousand people evacuated in Java
Red alert in Indonesia for the imminent eruption of a volcano located in the center of the island of Java, a densely populated area. Two previous eruptions in 1970 and 1994 caused hundreds of casualties.
Central Java: hundreds of thousands of people still fleeing Mount Merapi
In Magelang Regency, eight sub-districts are blacked out by continuous ash fall. Yogyakarta, which is closest to the volcano, is the most affected. The lava flow has now reached nearby rivers. Experts forecast new, more powerful eruptions.
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