Large pre-dawn blast at Indonesian volcano
MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesia's deadly volcano is
erupting again - spitting out towering clouds of hot gas and debris
in a powerful early morning explosion.
There were not reports of new casualties.
Surono, a state volcanologist, said Mount Merapi is shooting hot
gas clouds and soft volcano debris more than a thousand feet (4,000
meters) into the air.
The pre-dawn eruption followed a much more powerful blast on
Thursday night that chased people from villages and emergency
shelters along its scorched slopes.
After more than a week of continual eruptions, and warnings that
pressure inside Mount Merapi may still be building, the province
warned it was running out of money to help more than 70,000 people
forced from their homes.