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Indonesia Quake Toll Continues to Climb

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Indonesia Quake Toll Continues to Climb

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Indonesia Quake Toll Continues to Climb

Indonesia Quake Toll Continues to Climb

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At least 3,700 people are confirmed dead in the aftermath of Saturday's earthquake in Indonesia. The quake struck a highly populated area on the island of Java in central Indonesia, and an aftershock hit the region Sunday.

Indonesia is still recovering from the effects of the December 2004 South Asian tsunami. Adding to concerns, the epicenter of Saturday's quake was just 50 miles from Mount Merapi, an active volcano that has been spewing ash for weeks and threatens a much larger eruption.