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Doomsday volcano erupts in Indonesia

Mount Merapi, better known as the Doomsday volcano, has erupted on the Indonesian island of Java.

On Saturday around noon on the island of Java, Mount Merapi began erupting, throwing out a cloud of hot air about seven kilometers high. The streams spread for 1.5 km. The danger level has been raised to the third of four possible. There are no casualties and no damage, experts are closely monitoring the eruption.

Mount Merapi is the most active volcano in Indonesia, its height is 2910 meters. Large eruptions are observed on average every 7 years, and small ones – about twice a year. As a result of the eruption in 2010, 350 people died, and about 280 thousand were evacuated.

The name translates as “mountain of fire”. It is called the Doomsday volcano because, according to scientists, its eruption in full force could lead to a volcanic winter and the collapse of the world economy.

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