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The “Mountain of Fire” Explosion and What it Means for Indonesia

The Mountain of Fire Explosion and What it Means for Indonesia


There was an explosion of Indonesia’s Marapi volcano that erupted 11 were found dead, 12 missing, 49 were rescued, and 3 were unaccounted for. The explosion was expected since the volcano was one of the most active on the island where this happened. The island this happened on was Sumatra Island the last most deadly eruption was in April of 1979 when 60 people were killed. This trumps that by 15 more people involved in this terrible eruption. Authorities took preventative measures and prohibited residents from going within a 3-kilometer radius, Video footage of the event showed a gigantic cloud of ash spread across the sky and cars and roads covered in ash. A small eruption followed the massive one and suspended rescue efforts for a few hours; the eruption spewed ash 800 meters high. Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire” It’s been dubbed this because of the amount of volcanic eruptions that happen along this “ring”. The mountain is nicknamed “Mountain of Fire” and is known for eruptions that injured people, between Sunday and Monday there were 46 eruptions that injured numerous people. To conclude, the recent eruption of Indonesia’s Marapi volcano on Sumatra Island has a tragic toll, and the subsequent challenges faced during rescue efforts, underscore the risks and impact of volcanic eruptions and activity in the region.

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