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BREAKING NEWS: Mount Merapi erupts

Kevin Anderson | 15:05 UK time, Friday, 9 June 2006

Mount Merapi locationI just got an e-mail and a call from Hans in Indonesia who joined us on Wednesday to talk about aid in Java after the earthquake. He wanted to let us know that Mount Merapi is erupting, just about 40km from where he is. It has been rumbling and spewing ash for some time, but Hans said that this is the real thing.

His friend is taking video right now. He said with the earthquake and now the volcano, it's a crazy time in Java. Here are some pictures of recent activity on the BBC News website. I'll try to get some more details. I can't find anything on the news wires to confirm this, but the volcano has been quite active since 15 May.

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