Indonesia permanently evacuates an island because of volcano

Q: Indonesia is permanently relocating almost 10,000 residents evacuated from Ruang Island after a series of volcanic eruptions raised concerns about the dangers of residing on the island in the future. Where is Indonesia on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which has most of world’s active volcanoes and earthquakes?

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Q: Ruang is one of the more than 17,000 islands between the Pacific and Indian oceans occupied by Indonesia, which shares a land border with …

A. East Timor

B. Malaysia

C. Papua New Guinea

D. All of the above

Q: The Ruang volcano is one of the 127 active volcanoes volcanoes found in Indonesia. Indonesia’s volcanoes are the result of what geological process?

A. Diagenesis

B. Liquefaction

C. Sedimentation

D. Subduction

Q: About 74,000 years ago, the subduction zone beneath Indonesia triggered the largest known volcanic eruption on Earth in the last 25 million years. Nearly 20 years ago, it was the site of an earthquake that left an estimated 227,898 people dead. Why was the 2004 earthquake so deadly?

A. Strength

B. Duration

C. Tsunami

D. All of the above

Q: Indonesia’s most active volcano is on the island of Java, the world’s ...

A. Largest

B. Most populous

C. Richest

D. All of the above

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