October 29th, 2010
10:12 AM ET

Indonesia volcano erupts repeatedly

Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano stayed active Friday, erupting six times by late afternoon, and spewing hot ash clouds and lava.

Officials urged residents to be on high alert and stay away from the volcano.

On Friday morning, one eruption sent a massive plume above the mountaintop, extreme weather chaser James Reynolds said. Ash drifted to the south after the eruption about 10 a.m. local time, Reynolds said. The plume was about 1,500 meters (4,921 feet).

Residents started streaming down the mountain, heading for safer ground. Some were being evacuated after returning home following eruptions earlier in the week, observers from the Volcanology Agency near Merapi said.

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  1. LmD

    Burn baby burn!

    October 29, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. hoss

    Perhaps allah is mad at them. just a thought

    October 29, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Prince

    just natural something.

    October 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SOS

    See any blue stars ?

    October 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bond James Bond

    frosty's runnin for the greenhouse now!

    October 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Robot Chef

    precursor to 2012, earth is just getting warmed up. At least "don't touch the carpet, it's lava" will be much more exciting for the childrens. Randy!!

    October 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |