“The eruption occurred at 6:11 a.m. The eruption of ash accompanied by sand has the potential to hit the surrounding area,” Xinhua news agency quoted the center as saying.
With an elevation of 2,891 meters above sea level, this mountain has been active since December 25, 2022.
Currently Marapi is in the second level of danger status. The authorities urge tourists not to be within a radius of 3 km from the Verbeek crater.
Surrounding the mountain are a number of towns and villages, including Bukittinggi, Padang Panjang and Batusangkar.