Indonesia's Marapi volcano erupts

By: 600011 On: Dec 4, 2023, 4:40 AM


The Marapi volcano in West Sumatra province has erupted. Volcanic debris and ash were scattered at an altitude of 3,000 meters. According to the country's disaster management agency BNPB, the 2,891-meter-high volcano erupted at 2:54 a.m. on Sunday. Volcanic ash has been dispersed to nearby districts at high intensity, officials said. Cars and roads are covered in ash. Authorities have banned residents and visitors from carrying out any activities within three kilometers of the crater, and set the second-highest alert level for Mount Marapi. Indonesia is located in the so-called "Ring of Fire" in the Pacific, which has 127 active volcanoes.