Monday, October 25, 2010

Mount Merapi erupts

During the weekend, over 500 volcanic earthquakes struck Mount Merapi, a volcano in Indonesia. The Indonesian government raised the eruption alert to the highest level and ordered the people living within 10 kilometers of the volcano to evacuate.

The volcano began erupting at 2:04 PM local time. The volcano would continue to erupt off and on until December 3. In total, the ensuing volcanic eruptions would kill 353 people.

Remember, just three days ago, an Indonesian official was telling reporters that Japan would invest $52.9 billion in his country. Apparently, the West was not happy about this. Personally, I think the Netherlands is a likely suspect because they seem to think that Indonesia still belongs to them.

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