Eruption on Mount Merapi Forcing Hundreds of Residents to Seek Safety

Matthew 24:7 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.”

Important Takeaways:

  • Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts multiple times in waves, forcing 250 residents to flee
  • Mount Merapi volcano erupted at least seven times and spouted hot ash just before and after midnight
  • The eruption sent fast-moving pyroclastic flows — a combination of rock, lava and gas —up to 5km (3.1 miles) down its slopes
  • At least 253 individuals were evacuated from near the volcanic region in Merapi to temporary shelters
  • One of the most active among more than 120 volcanoes in Indonesia, Merapi has been repeatedly erupting with lava and gas clouds in the last few months.
  • No immediate casualties or injuries were reported.

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