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Indonesia Volcano Mount Merapi Eruption and Tsunami May be Linked

Volunteers search for victims of the Mount Merapi eruption at Kinahrejo village in Sleman, on October 27, 2010, near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Photograph by: Ulet Ifansasti, Getty Images

The Indonesia Volcano Mount Merapi eruption and the recent Indonesia tsunami may have been linked, according to scientists. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck as 9:42 PM local time Monday near the western island of Sumatra created the tsunami which has killed more than 300 people. Not long afterward, the 9,700 foot volcano erupted, spewing …

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Cleveland Volcano in Alaska Aleutian Islands On Verge of Another Eruption?

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The Cleveland Volcano in the Alaskan Aleutian Islands may be on the verge of another eruption, as new satellite imagery of the 5,676-foot peak, located about 940 miles southwest of Anchorage in Alaska’s remote Aleutian islands, shows a new, bulging lava dome forming in the volcano’s summit crater, suggesting a buildup of gas pressure. Even …

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