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Indonesia volcano spews ash in biggest eruption

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posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:08 AM
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TOMOHON, Indonesia (AP) — A volatile volcano in central Indonesia unleashed its most powerful eruption yet Sunday, spewing hot ash and smoke thousands of feet (meters) into the air and sending panicked villagers racing back to emergency shelters. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Mount Lokon, located on northern Sulawesi island, has been dormant for years but rumbled back to life late last week. A series of overnight blasts Thursday and Friday claimed one life — a woman who suffered a heart attack as she fled.
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man poor Indonesia, seems like a lot of volcanos in that region are really puffing up a storm these days.



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:30 AM
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Volcanos are regular occurrence the world over but really since Iceland a year or do back, as it affected "the west" and major financial losses to many businesses and noone across Europe could ignore it.

there has bee. more focus on when volcanos occur which is good thing to be reminded of how regardless of how we view ourselves atop the natural ladder. Nature can remind us of its awesome power,

As George Carlin once said "the world isnt going anywhere. We are! It will shake us off like a bad case of fleas"



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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There's been a lot of volcanic activity lately. Might be related to what caused the 9.0 in Japan a while back.

On a side note, your avatar makes me think of Cthulhu lol



posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 08:24 PM
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Not really much of a storm when compared to previous Indonesian eruptions - Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 and expelled an estimated 160 cubic kilometers of tephra with the force of an 800 megaton explosion (VEI 7) and killed upwards of 71,000 people. It was the largest observed eruption ever in recorded history.
Krakatao erupted (VEI 6) in 1883 and the caldera collapsed causing a tsunami over 40 meters high in places. It killed over 36,000 people although some sources estimate 120,000 were killed. Human skeletons embedded in rafts of pumice washed up on East African shores up to a year later.
It's worth noting that both those eruptions were preceded by a series of smaller eruptions so make of that what you will...




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