Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): risk of pyroclastic flows remains high, field report
Fr, 31. Mär 2023, 03:01 03:01 AM | VON: MARTIN
Glowing dome blocks have been descending from the SW lava dome yesterday (image: Andi/VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The intense activity of the volcano continues.
Hot rock falls from the SW lava dome are visible from space, as well (image: Sentinel-2)
Large glowing avalanches continue to be observed detaching from the southwestern lava dome at roughly frequent intervals of 5 to 10 minutes, Andi reported. A sliding distance usually has reached approx. 2 km length descending to the base of the edifice.
Therefore, risk of yet another dangerous, turbulent hot avalanche of lava rock fragments of all sizes embedded in a mixture of turbulent gas and ash racing down slopes remains high.
The alert level for the volcano remains at Level 3.
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