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Central Java’s Mount Merapi continues to erupt, and to the casual observer, it may seem to be in a remote part of the world. But Merapi has been identified by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI) as one of the few volcanoes around the world that poses a serious risk to human populations.  The…

Mount Merapi erupted just before dusk on Tuesday, shaking the region and spawning more than 600 earthquakes.  According to a New York Times report, the eruption killed at least 29 people, and many others are being treated for respiratory issues and severe burns.  Tens of thousands of people have been driven from their homes, many of which no longer stand.  The area…

The most volatile volcano in Indonesia has been experiencing increased activity in the past 24 hours.  On Monday, the Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to the highest level and reported that the magma has risen to about 1km below the surface. About 500 volcanic earthquakes were recorded on the mountain over the weekend.  Officials have reported that…

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