The Volcano Adventure Guide: Excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. The book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world.
After the stratovolcano's sudden large phreatic explosion on Friday 11 May a series of smaller phreatic eruptions have occurred in the past few days which caused light ash fall in the vicinity. Phreatic eruptions are caused when underground water comes into contact with lava from Mt. Merapi, causing superheated vapor that breaks through its summit dome. In response, the volcano's alert level was raised from 'normal' to 'caution', the third-highest level, and local authorities closed all access to the volcano in a radius of 3 km from its summit. ... [more]
Standing on top of Merapi volcano at sunrise
Pyroclastic flow from Merapi volcano
Merapi's steep cone seen from the east
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft, Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Ijen volcano photos: Ijen volcano in East Java is famous for its turquoise acid crater lake and the large sulfur deposits that are being mined by local workers. At night, the scene is illuminated by ghostly blue flames, as sulfur ignites.
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