Volcano Current Affairs - 2020

“Satyarup Siddhanta”, an Indian Mountaineer enters ‘Limca Book of Records’ conquering highest volcanoes

The Indian Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has entered ‘Limca Book of Records’. He has set the record of becoming the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes in the world of all the 7 continents.

Highlights

The mountaineer achieved the record of climbing all the highest summits in the world in 7 continents in January 2019. He already holds Guinness Book of World Records, India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, British Book of records and Champion Book of Records.

Summits Conquered

Satyarup Siddhanta has conquered the following highest volcanoes of 7 continents

  • Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa (5,895 m)
  • Mount Elbrus, Europe (5,642 m)
  • Mt Pico de Orizaba, North America (5,636 m)
  • Mt Giluwe, Australia (4,367 m)
  • Mt Sidley, Antarctica (4,285 m)
  • Mt Ojos del Salado, South America (6,893 m)
  • Mt Damavand, Asia (5,610 m)

Limca Book of Records

The Limca Book of Records is considered second to the World Guinness Book of Records. It consists of achievements made by Indians inside India and also in other countries.

Mount Agung Volcano Erupts

The active volcano of Indonesia Mount Agung has erupted again, spewing volcanic ash into the sky to a height of 2km. Two other volcanoes popular with tourists Mount Bromo in East Java and Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta also continues to erupt.

Mount Agung

Mount Agung is an active volcano in Bali of Indonesia. Mount Agung stratovolcano is the highest point on Bali; it dominates the surrounding area, influencing the climate, especially rainfall patterns. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Mount Agung.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. The name Bromo is derived from Javanese pronunciation of Brahma, the Hindu creator god.

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi is an active volcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces, Indonesia. The word Merapi can be translated as the Mountain of Fire.  Meru means “mountain” and api means “fire”.