Mount Merapi erupts on Java

October 26th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by BNO News  

MOUNT MERAPI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) — Mount Merapi erupted on the Indonesian island of Java on late Tuesday afternoon, causing thousands of residents to flee the area, officials said.

Mount Merapi, which literally translates to ‘Mountain of Fire’, is one of the country’s most activate volcanoes. Scientists on Monday had raised the alert level to its highest level after white clouds of smoke began pouring out of the mountain, signaling an imminent eruption.

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