Indonesian Engineers Plug Crater

Feb 27, 2007
Indonesian Engineers Plug Crater (AP)
Indonesian workers give directions to the operator of a heavy machine used to drop concrete balls to help stem a massive mudflow at a gas exploration site in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. Indonesian engineers successfully dropped several large concrete balls into the erupting mud volcano on Monday to reduce the flow of the sediment that has engulfed hundreds of homes, factories and fields and left 11,000 people homeless. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)

(AP) -- Indonesian engineers successfully dropped several large concrete balls into a fissure Monday to try to stem a gushing mud eruption that has engulfed hundreds of homes and displaced 11,000 people.



Content from The Associated Press expires 15 days after original publication date. For more information about The Associated Press, please visit www.ap.org .

Explore further: Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Marcellus drilling boom may have led to too many hotel rooms

21 minutes ago

Drilling in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region led to a rapid increase in both the number of hotels and hotel industry jobs, but Penn State researchers report that the faltering occupancy rate may signal that there are ...

Recommended for you

NASA image: Agricultural fires in the Ukraine

2 hours ago

Numerous fires (marked with red dots) are burning in Eastern Europe, likely as a result of regional agricultural practices. The body of water at the lower left of this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging ...

NASA marks Polo for a hurricane

3 hours ago

Hurricane Polo still appears rounded in imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite, but forecasters at the National Hurricane Center expect that to change.

NASA sees Hurricane Edouard enter cooler waters

3 hours ago

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite and Aqua satellite gathered data on Hurricane Edouard's rainfall, clouds and waning power is it continued moving northward in the Atlantic into ...

First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

6 hours ago

New light has been shed on one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in the last 500 years—the so-called 'Unknown eruption'—thanks to an unusual collaboration between a historian and a team of earth scientists at the University ...

User comments : 0