Indonesia’s Mount Marapi volcano spews volcanic ash

June 17, 2012INDONESIAMount Marapi in West Sumatra province spewed volcanic ash up to 500 meters into the sky on Sunday morning. “The volcano spewed volcanic ash for about 10 minutes starting at around 08.30 a.m.,” Mubarak, who lived on the slope of the volcano, said on Sunday. “The volcanic ash fell on around the volcano’s slope,” he said.  Before spewing volcanic ash, the 2,891-meter high volcano released white thick smoke as high as 50 meters from its crater, he said. Since its alert status was raised on August 3, 2011, the volcano had spewed white smoke and volcanic ash almost every day, he said. The Bukittinggi Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) still maintains the volcano’s alert status at the second highest alert level. “PVMBG still recommends keeping the volcano at the second highest alert status and declaring it off-limits to anyone climbing within 3 km of its peak,” PVMBG officer Warseno said.  The volcano has spewed thick smoke and volcanic ash almost every day since it began showing signs of increased activity on August 3, 2011. –MCOT
The volcano last erupted in February 2012
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2 Responses to Indonesia’s Mount Marapi volcano spews volcanic ash

  1. gerry says:

    look at the size of that mountain,it must be scary to live under that ,now

  2. suz says:

    You don’t have to be religious to realize that there is something weird going on with the earth. Major earthquakes, volcano eruptions, storms….maybe not more of them but certainly much stronger. Nature has become more deadly lately…..

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