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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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Explosion and Oil spill Add To Fukushima Nuclear Plant Woes

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An oil spill and a small explosion have caused limited damage, but no further radiation leaks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, as released in a statement by TEPCO on Tuesday. Some of the workers at Fukushima Dai-ichi plant discovered an oil spill in the ocean near reactors five and six, …

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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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