Marapi Volcano UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Indonesia’s Marapi volcano erupts, spewing ash 3,000 m into the air.

  • Indonesia's Marapi volcano in West Sumatra erupted on Sunday, spewing volcanic ash as high as 3,000 m into the air. 

  • The 2,891 m high volcano erupted at 2.54 p.m. local time. 

  • Officials have set the second-highest alert level for Marapi mountain and barred residents from carrying out any activities within 3 km of the crater.

Marapi volcano

  • Mount Marapi, or Marapi, is an active volcano located in West Sumatra, Indonesia. 

  • This mountain has a height of 2,891 meters above sea level and is the most active volcano in Sumatra. 

  • Mount Marapi is located in the middle of the island of Sumatra, about 150 kilometers from the city of Padang. 

  • This mountain is part of the Bukit Barisan Mountains, which stretches along the island of Sumatra.

  • Mount Marapi has erupted more than 20 times in its history. 

  • The last eruption occurred in 2017, and produced an ash column as high as 700 meters. 

  • The eruption caused ash rain in areas around the mountain.

  • Mount Marapi is an important natural resource for the surrounding community

  • This mountain is a source of water for rivers in the area, and is also a source of tourism.



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