Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Merapi meletus!

That's the tag-lined banner on the TV tonight as big, bad Mt. Merapi has begun to burst. Indonesian television full of crowd shots in one Yogya neighborhood, where ash is apparently flurrying to earth. I called my friend down there and she's at dinner, unconcerned. Here in Magelang, nothing. And from our friends at the Jakarta Globe and Post, nothing. Will post some images as soon as I've got them and a link when one's available. But living volcanically officially volcanic.

That means a major earthquake and deadly tsunami in Sumatra today, followed by Merapi's ashing and gassing. Busy week in the works. Here's a New York Times story about the quake, tsunami, and Merapi: http://tinyurl.com/37y3n6q. And the Jakarta Globe finally posts an update at http://tinyurl.com/2flsjgx.

I'll post some images from the weekend trip to Madura for bull-racing and will have a story to follow soon.

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