Category: Volcanoes

Indonesia destinations

Death Toll Tops 1,500 If bad luck comes in threes, Sulawesi is ready for some relief. It’s been ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami for a week, while one of many volcanoes on the island is spewing lava and ash. Call it an insult to the injuries already endured by local residents. Last week, a […]

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Prambanan Also Near Yogyakarta When scholars and historians speak of the world’s great Buddhist temples, most conversations include Borobudur, which means monastery on the hill. Borobudur is the world’s largest Buddhist temple and is most famous for its many stone-carved panels depicting the life and teachings of Buddha. The narratives, over a thousand in all, […]

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Mt. Rinjani Lombok Indonesia

Tourists Missing On Mt. Rinjani Almost 400 tourists are missing after a volcano erupted on the island of Lombok in Indonesia, spewing a massive column of ash into the atmosphere. More than 1,000 vacationers have been evacuated from the area, according to the country’s disaster agency. Around 389 tourists are missing after the 3.7-km (12,224-foot)-high […]

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Indonesia volcano

Indonesia Has More Active Volcanoes Than Any Place On Earth Indonesia has more than 400 volcanoes, including 128 active ones. The tallest, Kerinci on Sumatra, Rinjani on Lombok, and Semeru on Java, for example, reach more than 10,500 feet above sea level. The country covers one of the most volcanic and seismically active regions in […]

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Lombok Indonesia vacations

Beaches, Waterfalls, Volcano Treks Lombok is often compared to Bali. The neighboring islands have many similarities and many differences. They are only about 20 miles apart. Lombok has much in common with Bali, but it is less known, less commercialized and visited less by world travelers. It is working to increase its visibility and appeal. Both […]

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