Where is Mount Merapi?

The most active volcano of Indonesia has once again erupted on January 27. It was Mount Merapi that erupted with a river of lava and gas clouds flowing 5,250 feet (1,600 meters) down its slopes.

Where is Mount Merapi?

Mount Merapi is a 2,968-meter (9,737-foot) volcano located between the border of Central Java and near the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is around 28 km from Yogyakart City. It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and keeps on erupting.

Key Points

  • This was the biggest lava flow of Mount Merapi after the alert was raised by the authorities in November 2020.
  • After the lava flow, the ashfall turned into the muck in various villages, where the eruption sound could be heard.
  • Rescue services and police told miners to stop their work along rivers. However, no one was evacuated.
  • During the last eruption in November 2020, around 2,000 people living in the Sleman districts on Java Island and those on the mountain in Magelang and were evacuated.
  • Since then the alert was maintained for the volcano and people were told to stay out of the existing danger zone of 5 km around the crater.
  • The last major volcanic eruption of Mount Merapi occurred in the year 2010 which killed 347 people.

Indonesia is prone to volcanic activities and earthquakes. It is a country located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It has a population of 270 million people.