Indonesia's Merapi volcano erupts again

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Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java unleashed hot cloud of ash and smoke again on Wednesday morning while President Susilo Banbang Yodhoyono is coming to visit the area.

The eruption occurred at about 8:20 am local time. The ash looks as high as hundreds of meters, but there is no reports of casualties and material losses.

Mount Merapi with 2,968 meters high is located on the border between Central Java province and Yogyakarta province. It has erupted several times since the first eruption on Oct. 26.

President Yudhoyono said on Tuesday that Merapi eruptions had killed 38 people and forced 55,500 people to flee their homes.

The previous eruption of Mount Merapi in 2006 killed two people. A 1994 eruption claimed 60 lives. A major eruption in 1930 killed more than 1,000 people.

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