Mount Marapi UPSC NOTE

 Why in News

  • Mount Marapi on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again on Sunday morning, prompting more than 150 people to evacuate.

  • Officials reported that the volcano first erupted at 6.21 a.m. local time, sending thick volcanic ash 1,300 metres above the crater and toward the southwest area of the peak.

Mount Marapi

  • Mount Marapi is a complex volcano in West Sumatra, Indonesia. 

  • It is the most active volcano in Sumatra and has erupted regularly since 1548

  • The volcano is located about 30 kilometers west of Bukittinggi, the capital of West Sumatra. 

  • Mount Marapi is a stratovolcano, which means that it is made up of layers of lava, ash, and tephra. 

  • The volcano has a height of 2,885 meters above sea level

  • The volcano is surrounded by a caldera, which is a large depression that formed after a previous eruption.

  • Mount Marapi is a popular tourist destination.

  • Hikers can climb to the top of the volcano for stunning views of the surrounding area

  • The volcano is also a sacred site for the Minangkabau people, who are the indigenous people of West Sumatra.



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