Online Courses (English)
This just in:

State PCS

Daily Updates

Important Facts For Prelims

Indonesia’s Mt. Sinabung

  • 12 Mar 2021
  • 2 min read

Why in News

Recently, Mt. Sinabung, an active volcano on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has erupted.

Key Points

  • Mt. Sinabung:
    • Mt. Sinabung (2,600-metre) is located in Karo regency, North Sumatra.
    • Sinabung is among more than 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
    • The volcano was dormant for 400 years before exploding in 2010.
      • It exploded again in 2014 ,2016 and 2020.
  • Ring of Fire:
    • The Ring of Fire, also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
    • It traces boundaries between several tectonic platesincluding the Pacific, Cocos, Indian-Australian, Nazca, North American, and Philippine Plates.
    • The abundance of volcanoes and earthquakes along the Ring of Fire is caused by the amount of movement of tectonic plates in the area.
      • 75% of Earth’s volcanoes i.e. more than 450 volcanoes are located along the Ring of Fire. 90% of Earth’s earthquakes occur along its path.

Source:IE

SMS Alerts
 

Please login or register to view note list

close

Please login or register to list article as bookmarked

close
 

Please login or register to make your note

close

Please login or register to list article as progressed

close

Please login or register to list article as bookmarked

close