Indonesia's Mount Merapi facts

The volcano that is about to explode according to scientists is a well known volcano in region of Java, Indonesia.

The volcano that is about to explode according to scientists is a well known volcano in region of Java, Indonesia. The volcano’s type is a Stratovolcano and the last known eruption was in 2007. The summit is around 2968m or 9737 feet.

Merapi is also one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes and is in a very densely populated area. The volcano is extensively being monitored by the Merapi Volcano Observatory.

Mount Merapi translates as Gunung Merapi that translates to English as Mountain of Fire. The volcano has erupted regularly since 1548. In 1994 64 people in the town of Muntilan was killed by the volcano.

In 2006 another eruption happened.

The alert level is now once again raised to the highest alert level.