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Marapi Volcano

  • 05 Dec 2023
  • 1 min read

Recently, the Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia, erupted, ejecting ash up to 3,000 meters (9,840 feet) into the air and causing casualties.

  • Mount Marapi, which means “Mountain of Fire”, is the most active volcano on Sumatra island and its most deadly eruption was in April 1979, when 60 people were killed.
  • Indonesia sits on the Pacific's "Ring of Fire" and has 127 active volcanoes.
  • Despite being one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, Mount Merapi is a famous tourist destination.
    • Mount Merapi, along with other volcanoes like Mount Semeru and Mount Bromo, continues to be a popular adventure destination in Indonesia.

Read more: Ring of Fire, Mt. Merapi of Indonesia

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