|known there have been two eruptions in history namely the eruption of 1889 and the eruption of 1914
- 1889 eruption; The activity of this B crater occurred on the 19th of February afternoon. Above the top was a tall smoke column and a flame, an earthquake trembling and an explosive sound. Ash rain fell around him. On February 20th, at night it shows a bit strong, interspersed with some short and long breaks. Until April 17, 1889 G. Tandikat still issued a pillar of smoke, sometimes with ash rain .. On March 27, 1889 also Mt Marapi activity began to increase. On 29 March 1889 ash fell on a railroad between Padang Panjang – Bukittinggi with a thickness of up to 1 cm. The pillar of smoke was again visible on 3 and 4 December 1889 which in the morning looked clear from Bukittinggi.
- Eruption 1914; On May 31st at about 9 pm eruption occurred. Eruption material falling around the peak. According to Administrator Veen (Natuurk Tijdschr, Nederl, Ind. 1915, p.188) there was a lava flowing down the top. According Kemmmerling (1921, p.26), which occurred not leleran lava but throw a volcanic bomb incandescent.