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What is the largest gulf in the world? The Persian Gulf, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Mexico or Gulf of Alaska. Covering around 600,000 square miles the Gulf of Mexico is the world's largest.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A massive oil slick now covering some 600 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico and it could start reaching the United States coast within hours.
AZUZ: Still unknown but possibly worse than what was originally thought. It's been almost 10 years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill occurred and a new study suggests that invisible and toxic oil might have made the spill 30 percent bigger than it was originally estimated to be. The reason, according to the study, is that satellites observing the Gulf of Mexico might not have been able to detect all of the oil that actually spilled. Researchers say that the three dimensional computer simulations that they used indicated that more oil in smaller concentrations actually resulted from the spill. They say that satellite data is still the fastest and most accurate way to find oil slicks but that in the future new technology can help better assess how widespread they are. BP did not comment on the study.

One of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia is erupting once again. Mount Merapi fired ash thousands of feet into the air yesterday as the lava bled down from its crater. No one was hurt but tourists and residents were told to stay two miles away from the volcano's peak. Mount Merapi is closely watched in the region because 10 years ago it had a major eruption that killed more than 300 people and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate the area. Officials say that from December to January of this year, volcanic activity from Mount Merapi had increased above and below the surface.


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