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Merapi Volcano Erupted

Merapi Volcano Erupted:

Merapi (Mountain of Fire) is the most active of more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia and has repeatedly erupted with lava and gas clouds recently.

  • It rises to 2,911 metres and has steep slopes with dense vegetation on its lower sides.
  • It is located near the centre of the island of Java and Indonesia’s cultural capital, Yogyakarta.
  • Its last major eruption in 2010 killed 347 people and displaced 20,000 villagers.
  • Indonesia is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity because it sits along the “Ring of Fire,” a horseshoe-shaped series of seismic fault lines around the Pacific Ocean.