Ring of Fire: I don't like this at all


The Times describes how a series of powerful aftershocks hit the Pacific basin’s volatile Ring of Fire yesterday giving rise to fears that the Mount Merapi, the smouldering volcano, could erupt.

The aftershocks follow the powerful earthquake that struck the island of Java early on Saturday morning.

More than 450 aftershocks have been recorded in the area, underlining the volatility of the region, an area at the mercy of faultlines and home to the world’s highest density of active and rumbling volcanoes.

The USGS has a great website with earthquake updates. Japan's Meteorological Agency has earthquake updates for Japan. And do say your prayers.

This Red Cross website has updates about how you can help Indonesia, or contact the Japan Red Cross Society.

(Graphic from The Times)

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