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Scientists Steal a Daring Look at Merapi's Explosive Potential

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Science  23 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5781, pp. 1724-1725
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5781.1724

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YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-- Mount Merapi, the nemesis of Indonesian volcanologists, has roared back to life after a hiatus of 4 years. Volcanologists are now racing to determine whether the latest uptick in Merapi's activity presages an explosive eruption. (Read more.)