Ring of Fire

Indonesian Volcano Erupts

After a months-long buildup, a volcano erupted on Indonesia's Palue Island on Saturday, killing 6. There seemed to be plenty of time to prepare—Mount Rokatenda had been rumbling since October. 3,000 people were evacuated from the area before the volcano blew, sending ash and smoke over 6,500 feet into the air. The six dead were sleeping in a beach village and were killed by hot lava gushing out of the mountain.