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Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E

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Ethymology - the meaning of "Merapi"

The name "Merapi" contains the frequently used Javanese word for fire, "api". The first part likely comes from the Sanskrit word "Meru" meaning "mountain". Thus, Merapi means "Fire Mountain".
Another version we heard from local people is that the first part "Mer" comes from a verb in Javanese that has a meaning of "to make", which would alternatively translate Merapi into "the one that makes fire".
Wed, 31 May 2023, 14:00

Merapi volcano (Central Java) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 May-30 May 2023 (Continuing Activity)

BPPTKG reported that the eruption at Merapi (on Java) continued during 19-25 May and seismicity remained at elevated levels. The SW lava dome produced 236 minor lava avalanches that traveled as far as 2 km down the SW flank (upstream in the Bebeng and Boyong drainages). Morphological changes to the SW lava dome due to continuing collapses of material were evident in webcam and drone images. ... Read all
Mon, 29 May 2023, 19:02

Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): continuing glowing avalanches

Glowing rock falls from Merapi's lava dome at dawn (image: Janur Merapi on YT )
The extrusive activity at the volcano continues. ... Read all
Standing on top of Merapi volcano at sunrise
Standing on top of Merapi volcano at sunrise
Pyroclastic flow from Merapi volcano
Pyroclastic flow from Merapi volcano
Merapi's steep cone seen from the east
Merapi's steep cone seen from the east
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