Skies over Indonesia’s Mount Semeru turned dark on Monday as the volcano spewed more ash into the air. As the thick clouds of ash..
Stratovolcano in Indonesia
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. The name "Semeru" is derived from Meru, the central world mountain in Hinduism, or Sumeru, the abode of gods. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning "The Great Mountain" in Sanskrit.