Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano Erupts

Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes situated in Indonesia, recently erupted, emitting smoke and ash that coated nearby villages. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency reported no immediate casualties. The ash cloud reached an estimated height of 9,600 feet above the volcano's summit. Following the eruption, which occurred at 12:12 pm (0512 GMT), a seven-kilometer restricted zone was established around the crater. The volcano's last major eruption in 2010 claimed more than 300 lives and necessitated the evacuation of approximately 280,000 residents.


  1. Mount Merapi is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
  2. This volcano, located in Indonesia, recently erupted, covering nearby villages with ash.
  3. No immediate casualties were reported.
  4. The ash cloud rose to an estimated 9,600 feet above the summit.
  5. A restricted zone of seven kilometers around the crater was established post-eruption.
  6. The Mount Merapi's last significant eruption in 2010 resulted in more than 300 fatalities and caused 280,000 people to evacuate.