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Indonesian Volcanoes (Including Merapi) Erupt, Spurring Evacuations


Mount Merapi in Indonesia, discussed extensively in Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives, has erupted again, on Monday November 18, spewing ash more than 6,000 feet in the air, causing some locals to flee their villages. Meanwhile, another volcano in Indonesia, Mount Sinabung, sent ash more than 25,000 feet into the sky, triggering evacuations of more than 6,000 people from nearby villages.

You can read more here, here, and see a good video here!

by Elizabeth Rusch

About Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth Rusch

Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity was her first book for the Scientists in the Field series, followed by Eruption! – about vulcanologists – scientists who study volcanoes--and her newest book, The Next Wave: The Quest to Harness the Power of the Oceans. You can visit Liz online at

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