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Mt. Semeru Volcano

Mt. Semeru Volcano:

Mt. Semeru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted

  • Mt. Semeru volcano is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
  • It is located in a subduction zone, where the Indo-Australia plate subducts under the Eurasia plate.
  • It is the highest mountain on the island of Java.
  • The name “Semeru” is derived from Meru, the central world mountain in Hinduism, or Sumeru, the abode of gods.
  • Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.
  • Pacific Ring of Fire also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterised by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
  • Its length is approximately 40,000 kilometres.