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Ruang Volcano

Published: 11th May, 2024


Numerous violent eruptions of the Ruang volcano have sparked worries about the risks of living on the island in the future.


  • Ruang Island, a small island in the Sitaro islands chain, is home to the Stratovolcano volcano.
  • North Sulawesi province is home to Ruang Island.
  • Ruang is one of Indonesia's around 130 active volcanoes.
  • Because of its location on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a network of fault lines that runs from the western coasts of the Americas through Japan and Southeast Asia, the archipelagic nation is vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Fact Box: About Volcani eruption

  • A volcano is a geological feature or vent in the Earth's crust through which magma, gases, ash, and other volcanic materials erupt onto the Earth's surface or into the atmosphere.
  • Types of Volcanoes: Stratovolcanoes (composite volcanoes), shield volcanoes, cinder cone volcanoes, and lava domes.
  • Global Distribution: There are approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, with many located along the boundaries of tectonic plates or in volcanic hotspots such as the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  • Eruption Hazards: When volcanoes erupt, they can release a variety of hazardous materials, including hot gases (such as sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide), volcanic ash, lava flows, and volcanic bombs. These materials can pose significant risks to nearby communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems.

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