This false-color satellite image of the Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia was taken yesterday by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. The dark gray area is the volcano's pyroclastic flow. [Image via AP]
Over 100 people have died in several volcanic eruptions in Indonesia since late last month, with another large eruption on Mount Merapi last night. A pyroclastic flow of 1,400 degree gas was moving at 60 mph through one village.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted again today — the biggest one yet — for several hours but no injuries were reported. Mount Merapi is one of 22 volcanoes being closely monitored for increased activity. Indonesia just can't catch a break.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupted for the third time today, sending ash nearly 20 miles from the mountain. At least 35 people have died and nearly 50,000 people who live nearby have moved to government run camps.