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- Mt. Semeru volcano in Indonesia’s East Java province erupted
- Mt. Semeru volcano is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
- It is located in a subduction zone, where the Indo-Australia plate subducts under the
- It is the highest mountain on the island of Java.
- The name “Semeru” is derived from Meru, the central world mountain in Hinduism, or
Sumeru, the abode of gods.
- Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes
high volcanic and seismic activity.
- Pacific Ring of Fire also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific
Ocean characterised by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes.
- Its length is approximately 40,000 kilometres.