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MOUNT SEMERU            

6th December, 2021 Security and Defence

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  • Rescuers in Indonesia raced to find survivors in villages blanketed by molten ash after the eruption of Mount Semeru killed at least 14 persons and left dozens injured.



  • Semeru, or Mount Semeru is an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia.
  • It is located in a subduction zone, where the Indo-Australian plate subducts under the Eurasia plate.
  • It is the highest mountain on the island of Java.
  • This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning "The Great Mountain" in Sanskrit.