This is an update to the double disaster in Indonesia.
Late Monday, a 7.7 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra caused a killer tsunami.
At least 113 people were killed and more than 500 people were missing.
The tsunami hit remote islands that takes about 12 hours boat trip from Padang.
Those islands are popular surfing spots.
10 villages were swept away by waves as high as 3 meters (10 feet).
On Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the tsunami, Mount Merapi in central Java erupted.
At least 25 people were killed in this disaster.
Government volcanologist Surono told AFP that they heard 3 explosions around 6 pm (1100 GMT) spewing volcanic material as high as 1.5 kilometres (one mile) and sending heat clouds down the slopes.
Thousands of people were in makeshift emergency shelters late Tuesday.
The volcano is on the highest alert level.
Mount Merapi is Indonesian most active volcano.
Scientists have warned that pressure building beneath Merapi’s lava dome could trigger its most powerful explosion in years.
If that really happens, it will cause a great disaster.
Indonesia is in the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’.
A powerful, 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that pounded villages on remote islands off western Indonesia late Monday.
At least 113 people were killed and a lot of people were missing.
Witnesses said, 10-foot (three-meter) high wave washed away hundreds of houses on Pagai and Silabu, part of the remote and sparsely populated Mentawai island chain.
On Tuesday, Mount Merapi in central Java erupted.
20 people were hurt by hot ash.
Lots of people had been evacuated from the area.
The alert level for the volcano had been raised to the highest level.
On Sunday, Mount Sinabung on the north of Sumatra island erupted; and on Monday it erupted again.
The volcano was inactive for four centuries or four hundred years; since 1600.
It shot ash 2 km or 1.5 miles into the air.
The eruption triggered the highest red volcano alert.
About 21,000 people left their houses because it is very dangerous to be near a volcano if it erupts.
Hot lava and burning rocks from the volcano can burn houses, trees and everything on its way down the volcano.
Volcanic ash covered trees, plants, houses and everything in the area.
People leaving the area were also covered by ash.
Some flight to Medan and Sibolga were delayed.
Indonesia in on the Pacific Ring Of Fire.
In April, 2010 the volcanic ash from Eyjafilljallajokull glacier in Iceland closed airspace and airports all over Europe and thousands and thousands of passengers were stranded all over the world.
I wonder if Malaysian airspace and airport will be closed if the volcanic ash problems get worse …