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Mount Marapi

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • Recently, volcanic eruption occurred at Mount Marapi, located on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia.

More about the news

  • Marapi’s volcanic eruptions happen suddenly, making them challenging to predict.
  • These eruptions are not triggered by deep magma movements that cause detectable tremors on seismic monitors.
  • The source of eruptions is shallow and close to the peak of Mount Marapi.
·       Indonesia is situated on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a region known for high seismic and volcanic activity.

·       The “Ring of Fire” is characterized by the collision of tectonic plates, leading to frequent earthquakes and significant volcanic eruptions.

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