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: Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Galaxy dust findings confound view of early Universe

5 hours ago

What was the Universe like at the beginning of time? How did the Universe come to be the way it is today?—big questions and huge attention paid when scientists attempt answers. So was the early-universe ...

Recommended for you

Distinctive sounds announce iceberg births

Jan 30, 2015

Underwater sounds can be used to detect different ways glaciers lose ice as they flow into the ocean, giving scientists new insight into these poorly understood events, according to new research.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.