I've been trying to update on the evolving situation at Merapi all day, but the news is just too fast and too tragic to keep up. I'll try to keep updating here as I find out more, but I can only hope that the situations doesn't get much worse for the people around Merapi.

Here is a summary of what I've read right now.

Top left: Merapi seen erupting on November 4, 2010 from the town of Klanten.