Semeru Volcano: Alert at highest level in Indonesia as volcano erupts

Source: The post is based on the article “Semeru Volcano: Alert at highest level in Indonesia as volcano erupts” published in Indian Express on 6th December 2022

What is the News?

Semeru volcano has erupted in Indonesia’s Eastern Java Island.

What is Mount Semeru?
Semeru volcano
Source: Wikipedia

Mount Semeru is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. This volcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning “The Great Mountain” in Sanskrit.

It is located in a subduction zone, where the Indo-Australian plate subducts under the Eurasia plate. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java.

Note: Indonesia is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the Pacific’s Ring of Fire.

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