October 2010 Sumatra Earthquake and Tsunami Wikipedia
The country's most volatile volcano, Mount Merapi,
800 miles (1,300 kilometers) to the east, erupted.
Both events fell along Indonesia's portion of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a
series of fault lines that are prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity
stretching from the Western Hemisphere through Japan and Southeast Asia.
Photos: Merapi Volcano Ash Smothers Indonesian Villages
National Geographic - October 29, 2010
Indonesia's Explosive Geology Explained Live Science - October 26, 2010
Indonesia is a dangerous country to call home. Precariously located above the grinding and mashing of several tectonic plates, and ringed by a chain of fire-breathing volcanoes, the country's islands are located in one of the most volatile regions in the world. The eruption of a volcano and the shaking of a tsunami-generating earthquake this week is just one reminder of Indonesia's fiery foundation.
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