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Two eartquakes hit Indonesia in the last day, the ring of fire seems to have come alive…

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Indonesia rocked by second earthquake

A SECOND earthquake hit Indonesia last night, just hours after US President Barack Obama arrived for a brief visit as part of his nine-day tour of Asia.

The magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit at 7:39pm local time.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 69kms and about 193kms south-south-east of Jakarta, the Indonesian capital located on the northwestern coast of Java, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Earlier, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Indonesia.

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This may be just the beginning of the eruptions…

Combine that with the other volcano’s (21) in the region that are beginning to awaken…

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Indonesian warns volcano ‘could erupt for months’

Indonesia warned Tuesday its most active volcano could continue erupting for months as 50,000 remained in temporary shelters and airlines cancelled flights over the disaster-hit nation.

Searing grey fumes shot high into the sky and rolled down the slopes of the 2,914-metre (9616-foot) Mount Merapi six times after dawn, spreading fear and panic as the government issued an alert telling airlines to avoid the skies over central Java.

“It could go on for weeks, even months,” government volcanologist Subandrio told AFP.

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More eruptons from Merapi…

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Indonesia’s Merapi volcano erupts again

SLEMAN, Indonesia, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted again on Thursday, blasting vast ash clouds into the sky and unleashing jets of searing gas, two days after an initial eruption killed at least 34 people. There were no immediate reports of casualties. More than 40,000 people had fled or been evacuated from Merapi’s slopes ahead of the previous eruption, but many had started to return after the volcano appeared to become calmer on Wednesday. Indonesia is also dealing with the aftermath of a tsunami that killed at least 343 people in remote western islands on Monday.

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Indonesian Volcano Mount Merapi Erupts

MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Oct. 26) — Doctors and television reports say at least 19 people were killed when Indonesia’s most volatile volcano erupted.

Scientists have warned that pressure building beneath Mount Merapi’s lava dome could trigger its most powerful blast in years.
But some vulcanologists are saying that while a big eruption is still possible, the mountain appears to be letting off steam slowly.

The death toll was quickly climbing, however.

Hospital officials said a baby died Tuesday when a mother ran in panic after Merapi started rumbling. Three other villagers died from serious burns.

Metro TV reported that 15 other bodies were found in several houses. It carried footage of corpses being carried to waiting vehicles.

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Two major earthquakes occurred today, luckily no tsunami was generated.  The Birth pains are firing up again, here comes another contraction.

Matthew 24:7-8 (NIV) – “7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

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Twin quakes strike Indonesia

TWIN earthquakes struck early today off the coast of Papau, the largest province of Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said.

The first 6.6 magnitude tremor struck at 2.10am local time near the southern coast of Papau at a depth of 21.2km.

The second, measuring 7.2, struck at 2.11am local time.

Local officials warned the second quake had the potential to trigger a tsunami, AP reported.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

It rattled the town of Tual on nearby Maluku island, said Fauzi, chief of the Indonesian meteorological and geophysics agency, who had no further reports from the field.

The area closest to the epicentre is a remote, sparsely populated part of the country. It is located some 2900 kilometres east of the capital, Jakarta.

It is closer to Darwin, which sits some 900 kilometres to the south.

Indonesia straddles a series of fault lines that make the vast island nation prone to volcanic and seismic activity.

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