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Thousands evacuated after volcano eruption in Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) -- A volcano in Indonesia prompted the evacuation of more than 6,000 people this weekend, blanketing buildings and cars in ashes, emergency officials said Monday.

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Yellowstone's Volcano Bigger Than Thought

"The magma reservoir is at least 50 percent larger than previously imaged." -- Knowing the volume of molten magma beneath Yellowstone is important for estimating the size offuture eruptions, Farrell told OurAmazingPlanet.

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Mega-Eruption: Scientists Connect a Mass Extinction to a Major Lava Flow

"What exactly happened during this extinction is of more than academic importance: The release of tremendous amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere over a brief period of time bears some similarity to our current situation, as we create billions of tons of CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels like coal and oil. “It behooves us to find out what’s going on,” says Olsen. A mass extinction event of our own is something we’d best avoid."

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