Medicine & TechnologyIndonesia's Mount Merapi spews smoke and ash thousands of feet high into the sky and releases an avalanche of lave into its slopes, blanketing villages and nearby towns. Officials said no casualties are reported.
Australia's continent sits far south of the Equator, far from the famous Pacific Ring of Fire. However, it has an unusual number of volcanoes and eruptions, and scientists might have just uncovered why.
Several villages were placed in silence after Mount Sinabung erupted in 2012. There were dusty kitchens from crumbling houses, vehicles overgrown by vegetation and volcanic ash covered almost everything.