Death Toll From Merapi Rises To 153

The eruption of Mount Merapi had killed at least 153 people.

The eruption of Mount Merapi had killed at least 153 people.

The biggest eruption was on Friday.

It destroyed villages and killing trees, animals and many people.

Flights to Jakarta, Jogjakarta and Solo was cancelled because of the volcanic ash.

Anyway Jakarta flights had resumed.

A farmer walks on his corn field covered in volcanic ash from Mount Merapi eruption in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo)

Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials as seen from Wukirsari, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo)
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less
Volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Merapi covers a village in Muntilan, Central Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010. Indonesia's most volatile volcano sparked transportation chaos Sunday, with several international airlines canceling flights to the capital and neighboring Malaysia airlifting out hundreds of its citizens. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less
Serious ash : A picture shows dead trees and mud clogging the river as massive clouds of hot dust and ash spew into the air from the erupting Mount Merapiin Sleman, Yogyakarta province, central Java.« Read less

Indonesian Volcano Erupts-Pictures

Mount Sinabung in Sumatra. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

On Sunday, Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island erupted; and on Monday it erupted again.

The volcano was inactive for four centuries or four hundred years; since 1600.

It shot ash 2 km or 1.5 miles into the air.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials into the sky in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. The volcano that had been dormant for more than four centuries erupted for the second day in a row Monday, spewing out towering clouds of ash and forcing the evacuation of more than 21,000 people. (AP Photo/Roone Patikawa)

The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.

About 21,000 people left their houses because it is very dangerous to be near a volcano if it erupts.

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic smoke in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. The volcano spewed hot lava and sand high into the sky early Sunday in its first eruption in 400 years causing thousands of people living around its slope to evacuate their homes. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Hot lava and burning rocks from the volcano can burn houses, trees and everything on its way down the volcano.

Volcanic ash covered trees, plants, houses and everything in the area.

People leaving the area were also covered by ash.

Some flight to Medan and Sibolga were delayed.

Indonesia in on the Pacific Ring Of Fire.

In April, 2010 the volcanic ash from Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland closed airspace and airports all over Europe and thousands and thousands of passengers were stranded all over the world.

I wonder if Malaysian airspace and airport will be closed if the volcanic ash problems get worse …

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mount Sinabung. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Mount Sinabung volcano erupts. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Volcanic ash from Mont Sinabung in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Volcano Spews Lava As Eruption Looms

Mayon volcano in the Philippine spews lava as eruption looms.


Mayon is the most active volcano in Philippine.

People around the area had fled their homes.

The government wants everybody to move from the area near the volcano because the eruption can kill many people and it will be a big disaster.


The lava is very, very hot and during a volcano eruption burning lava will come out from the volcano and destroy things along the way.


The Philippine Institute on Volcanology and Seismology was considering ratcheting up the volcano alert to the highest level, which would mean an eruption was underway, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) reported.

Mayon is 500km south of the Philippine capital of Manila.

There are other active volcanoes in the Philippine.

I think after Mayon there will not be any volcano eruption in the Philippine for a while but not forever.