Indonesian volcano churns out fresh clouds of ash, lava

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YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A volcanic eruption on Indonesia's turbulent Mount...
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcanic eruption on Indonesia's turbulent Mount Merapi churned and boiled Monday, sending renewed flows of lava and ash down its slopes for a second day.

Pyroclastic flows — avalanches of rock, ash and volcanic gas — burst from the mountain's actively growing lava dome inside the crater.

The 2,968-meter (9,737-foot) peak is near Yogyakarta, an ancient city of several hundred thousand people embedded in a large metro area on the island of Java. The city is a center of Javanese culture and a seat of royal dynasties going back…
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