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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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Tsunami in Indonesia Kills 154 Following 7.7 Earthquake as Mount Merapi Erupts

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A tsunami in Indonesia has killed at least 154 people on the remote Indonesian islands that were hit by the 10 foot wave following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Monday, and was only 13 miles beneath the floor of the ocean, followed by Mount Merapi erupting Tuesday. There have been reports of at least …

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Indonesia to take lead on geothermal energy: president

AFP – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pledged Monday to make Indonesia the world’s biggest user of clean, renewable geothermal energy, and urged private investors to back him. View full post on Yahoo! Green News