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Mount Merapi Blast Largest In a Century

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : Disasters 
On Friday, Mount Merapi continued its roar back to life with the largest eruption in a century.  The Indonesian volcano caused clouds of hot gas to shoot down its slopes and caused clothing and even mattresses to fuse with dead bodies from the 1400 degree heat.  All day, the mountain spewed huge clouds of dust and ash that settled back to earth as far away as 300 miles.  The danger zone was expanded again today from 9 to 12 miles.  Residents have been secretly sneaking back in the area betwee...
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Indonesia On Self-Destruct?

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Disasters 
The island nation of Indonesia appears to be in self-destruct mode these days. On October 26, Mount Merapi, a dangerous volcano, exploded to life, claiming dozens of lives.  Within 24 hours, a 7.7 earthquake struck the region, creating a ten-foot tsunami that killed over 440 people.  The volcano continued to rumble and bleed lava, and this morning, amidst a torrential downpour, it boomed with its biggest eruption, extending the danger zone around it from six to nine miles. At the same time a ...
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Indonesia Battered By Geological Disasters

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : Disasters 
Parts of Indonesia were badly battered late Monday and Tuesday by the combination of a 7.7 earthquake and its 14 aftershocks and the explosion of a major volcano which together took over 300 lives.  The massive quake triggered a 10-foot tsunami that washed away almost 80 percent of poorly built homes in the Mentawai island chain before the aftershocks, including a 6.2 and a 5.8, struck.  Not enough people were left to handle burying the dead, and bodies littered the beaches.  On Tuesday, the ...
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Train Crash Tragedy in Indonesia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Saturday, October 2, 2010, In : World News 
Just minutes before we went off the air live on Friday night, we received word that a terrible train crash took place in Indonesia as a train from the capital, Jakarta, slammed into another train that was idling as it took on passengers in the city of Petarukan.  Bodies were still being extricated from the mangled cars at press time, and no official victim count or cause of the crash had been released.  Horrified onlookers and local residents quickly jumped in to begin rescuing the people tra...
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New Species Found In Indonesia

Posted by ChiefJack Hawk on Friday, August 27, 2010, In : Science 
A recent three week mission to Indonesia's coastal waters has revealed at least 50 new animal and plant species living there.  Over 100 hours of video and some 100,000 photos were taken by a robot submarine's HD equipment.  Scientists were amazed to see that crinioids, or sea lillies, which were abundant in prehistoric seas but very rare today, grow in large numbers and varieties here.  Among the oddities spotted durig the video exploration sea spiders the size of dinner plates, a purple colo...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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