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Indonesia's Merapi Eruption the Worst Since 1872
Dessy Sagita, Candra Malik & Amir Tejo | November 05, 2010

Jakarta. After erupting and spewing heat clouds continuously since Wednesday morning, Mount Merapi unleashed its most extreme volcanic activity yet on Thursday.

The eruption, which threw volcanic material more than seven kilometers into the atmosphere, was five times stronger than the initial eruption on Oct. 26 that killed 36 people.

Merapi has erupted almost daily for 10 days, and the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) is calling Thursday’s the worst since 1872.

Surono, head of the agency, said the danger zone had been extended by five kilometers to 20km from the crater. ...

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