Topic: Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency
The latest Mt. Merapi eruption, which began late Thursday night, pushed the death toll from the eruptions that began Oct. 26 to more than 100 and burned villages up to nine miles from the crater.
Indonesia's Mt. Merapi erupted again on Friday. Officials say most, but not all, of the danger is past.
The responses to Indonesia's back-to-back disasters this week and revelations about the possibility that the warning system did not have proper upkeep highlight the difficulties in trying to put together an efficient disaster management system.