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Mount Ruang (Indonesia)

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Source: LM

Context: Indonesia’s Mount Ruang volcano recently erupted, triggering the highest level of alert.

Indonesia is home to many volcanoes due to its location along the Pacific Ring of Fire, where several tectonic plates meet and interact. This convergence creates intense geological activity, including the subduction of oceanic plates beneath continental plates, which leads to volcanic eruptions. Indonesia has approximately 130 active volcanoes.

Mount Ruang is a stratovolcano situated in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Islands. Other notable volcanoes in Indonesia include Krakatau, Merapi, and Semeru.