Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano erupts, covering villages in ash
Tags: International News
Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on March 12, sending smoke and ash spreading over nearby villages.
An overview of the news
The volcano is located on the island of Java near Yogyakarta, the cultural capital of Indonesia.
The ash cloud has reached 9,600 feet above the surface. The area up to seven kilometers from the blast site has been restricted.
In 2010 a major eruption of the volcano killed over 300 people.
Indonesia, which has about 130 active volcanoes, lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity.
About Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi is a volcanic mountain on the island of Java in Indonesia and is the most active volcano in Indonesia.
It was discovered by Mr. Morris in 1754 and is also known as the 'Mountain of Fire' because of its explosive nature.
What is a volcano?
A volcano is a type of mountain that erupts beneath the Earth's surface into a pool of molten rock.
During a volcanic eruption, underground pressure is created due to the formation of magma, which is molten rock mixed with gas.
Lava coming out of a volcano takes the form of a mountain.
After which whenever these substances come out of this volcano, they cause a big explosion.
Please Rate this article, so that we can improve the quality for you -