Merapi is the largest volcano in Indonesia, the current volcano , located on the island of Java near the city of Yogyakarta . It has a height of 2914 meters. Large eruptions occur on average every 7 years, small eruptions at about 2 times a year, and the volcano is smoking almost every day. In 1006 the eruption had destroyed the kingdom of the Indo-Javanese Mataram . One of the most devastating eruptions was recorded in 1673 , when it destroyed several towns and many villages at the foot of the volcano. In the XIX century nine eruptions were recorded and in the first half of the XX century - 13. In 1930 the eruption killed about 1,300 people. During the eruption in 1974 the earthquake destroyed two villages, and in 1975 a large village and five bridges, killing 29 people. In addition, there had been several documented cases of deaths of tourists and volcanologists, the graves can be found right on the volcano. It is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes of the XXI century.
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The International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the earth (IAVCEI), which tracks the most likely volcanoes that pose a threat to human life with the support of the UN compiled a list of "volcanoes decade." They are being closely watched by the experts. In the case of signs of imminent eruption, IAVCEI reports to the local authorities about the necessity of emergency measures. If you want to know what volcanoes are considered the most dangerous and how do these volcanoes affect our environment and our world, read the information. General interest about volcanoes and their activity has grown rapidly in recent decades in parallel with the growing concern about nature, environment, habitat degradation and global warming.However, volcanoes remain a crucial problem of geology and of humanity affecting our life.
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