By Haley M.
Grade 5, Arizona

I chose Mount Merapi because it is a strato volcano. A strato volcano is a large steep volcano built up of alternating layers of lava, ashes, or cinders. It is located in Indonesia on the island Java. I used the Internet/Google to research Mount Merapi.

About 10,000 years ago Mount Merapi formed. More than 100 people died because of that volcano in 2010 when it erupted. Mount Merapi is a 9,737-feet volcano. More than 360,000 people lived on the mountain and left before the volcano exploded. The volcano is one of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. So a lot of people died. Some of the pictures I saw were disgusting. Some photos showed dead crusty people. If I lived on that volcano I would be so scared.

This volcano is really big it killed a lot of people. I feel bad for the kids and parents who died or got burned. My opinion is that this volcano is a cool because I like volcanoes but horrible because it killed a lot of people. I hope it won’t explode anymore. I will never forget the time when this volcano exploded in 2010.

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