Strong aftershock shakes Indonesian quake zone as nearby volcano spews lava
The mountain's lava dome has swelled in the past week to 330 feet, raising fears that it could collapse, said Subandriyo, a government scientist who uses one name. That could release a highly dangerous pyroclastic flow -- a fast-moving burst of high-temperature gases and rock fragments that burns anything in its path.
More than a thousand aftershocks have hit the region since the 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn May 27, killing at least 6,234 people and injuring 30,000 more. Officials estimate that 135,000 homes were destroyed.
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