Ref. OCHA/GVA - 98/0241
1. Indonesia's most active
volcano, Mount Merapi, erupted early Saturday, 11 July 1998,
spewing a heat and gas cloud over
an area of seven kilometres, news agencies reported.
2. Mount Merapi is
one of the 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia and is located
about 30 km north of Yogyakarta. In one of its
largest recorded eruptions in 1994, heat clouds killed more
than 60 people and forced more than 6,000 to flee to safer ground.
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3. On 9 July 1998,