Volcanoes in Indonesia

This item appears on page 18 of the January 2011 issue.
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At press time, the Indonesian government was keeping the area around mounts Merapi and Bromo at the highest alert level, even though there had been a decrease in volcanic activity at the two locations.

Mt. Merapi, in central Java, began erupting again in October; it has killed an estimated 324 people. In November, heavy rains caused mudflows down its slopes, and hundreds of people along the Code River were evacuated.

Mt. Bromo, in East Java, began erupting with ash plumes in November and people were warned away.

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At press time, the Indonesian government was keeping the area around mounts Merapi and Bromo at the highest alert level, even though there had been a decrease in volcanic activity at the two locations.

Mt. Merapi, in central Java, began erupting again in October; it has killed an estimated 324 people. In November, heavy rains caused mudflows down its slopes, and hundreds of people along the Code River were evacuated.

Mt. Bromo, in East Java, began erupting with ash plumes in November and people were warned away.