Sumatra Island Current Affairs, GK & News

Lophopetalum tanahgambut

A new species of giant tree named Lophopetalum tanahgambut was discovered in Indonesia. About the new species The new species belongs to the genus Lophopetalum in cosmopolitan family Celastraceae. Lophopetalum genus has almost 20 recognized species native to India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and the Andaman ..

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Mt Merapi: Indonesia’s most Active Volcano

The most active volcano of Indonesia, Mt Merapi, recently erupted with a river of lava and searing gas clouds. The lave and clouds flown for 1,600 meters down its slopes. Highlights This was the biggest lava flow of the Mount Merapi. Sound of eruption was heard 30 kilometers away. The last major eruption of the ..

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Mount Sinabung Volcano erupts in Sumatra Island

Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island of western Indonesia. Eruption resulted in column of thick ash being spread seven km high to southeast and south of crater. Key Highlights Warning: Local residents living along rivers near volcano’s crater were advised to be on alert for possible lava flows. National Volcanology Agency of Indonesia urged ..

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