Mt. Merapi Volcano In Ring of Fire

An "imminent" eruption, say authorities, has provoked a call for
more than 20,000 people to evacuate their homes on Saturday, May 13, 2006.

- 1994 Eruption killed about 70 people.

- 1930 eruption killed 1,370.

Mt. Merapi volcano near heavily populated Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on May 13, 2006. Rising 9,700 feet (2,900 meters), Merapi has been steadily active for more than a decade. Image © 2006 by AP.
Mt. Merapi volcano near heavily populated Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on May 13, 2006. Rising 9,700 feet (2,900 meters), Merapi has been steadily active for more than a decade. Image © 2006 by AP.

May 13, 2006  Yogyakarta, Indonesia -  The Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program wrote about Mt. Merapi in 2000:

 

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