Indonesia volcano spews searing ash after lull

Volcanoes are as beautiful as they are deadly…

It is incomprehensible that people actually build their homes on the slopes of a volcano, yet they do it in most parts of the world. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

Photography: Reuters

By SLAMET RIYADI, Associated Press Slamet Riyadi, Associated Press

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia – A deadly volcano in Indonesia spewed another searing cloud of ash down its slopes Sunday, prompting panic and chaos among thousands of villagers who had taken advantage of a lull in activity to rush home and check on their livestock.

Ash from the latest blast tumbled down the southern and eastern slopes of Mount Merapi, said Subandrio, an official with the volcano’s monitoring agency.

Panic quickly ensued among the thousands of villagers who had left government camps and rushed back to their homes. It was unclear if any were injured Sunday.

Mount Merapi began erupting on Tuesday, killing a total of 38 people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee. The crisis comes as the country also struggles to respond to a tsunami created by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake which hit remote islands and killed nearly 450.

Indonesia lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a series of fault lines in the Earth’s surface that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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2 Responses to Indonesia volcano spews searing ash after lull

  1. ReginaAdonna says:

    These things and much worse will continue to happen as Yahweh, our God and Creator pours out His wrath upon mankind leading up to Armageddon. It is His will that you all know exactly where it is coming from.

    Matthew 10:34 “Don’t assume that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

    Exodus 15:3 “The LORD is a warrior; Yahweh is His name.”

    “There will be no peace on Earth until My Son’s Kingdom. I will crush every kingdom now standing and rock the earth off its foundation. I Yahweh will destroy every enemy to My throne, and who can stop Me? Who can turn back My anger? No one.” – Yahweh

    • TGO says:

      One would hope that you’re just a joker, a comedian of sorts, who is simply playing the religious card… If you’re not, and you really believe the nonsense (stupidities) that you posted above, all I can say is: I’m sorry. I’m sorry you were absent the day they handed out brains (as the saying goes) for you undoubtedly didn’t get one.

      Have a pleasant life…

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