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Indonesian volcano poses unpredictable threat

Lava dome could crack any day, but many locals refuse to flee.

Indonesia's Mount Merapi, in a more peaceful moment. Credit: Credit Fran©ois Beauducel / IPGP
Merapi caught in mid-eruption on 16 May by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Daichi land observing satellite. Credit: Credit JAXA

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Peplow, M. Indonesian volcano poses unpredictable threat. Nature (2006).

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