Indonesia volcano eruption: Merapi ejects new ash cloud 29 January 2021 [world geography]

🔷 Indonesia volcano eruption: Merapi ejects new ash cloud

✅ The Mount Merapi volcano in Indonesia erupted spewing ash, gas and extremely hot rock fragments for four hours.

✅ There were no reports of casualties, but the Development Center kept the alert system at its second-highest level.

🟡 Danger zone

✅ The Indonesia islands lie on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an area characterized by frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

✅ The country has around 128 active volcanoes of which Mount Merapi is the most active.

✅ The 2,968-meter high volcano has erupted repeatedly since 2018.

✅ Its most recent deadly eruption occurred in 2010 when it killed 340 people and left more than 60,000 displaced.

Source: The Indian EXPRESS

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