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Merapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Merapi volcano eruptions:
1548, 1554, 1560, 1584, 1586(?), 1587, 1658, 1663, 1672, 1678, 1745, 1752, 1755, 1768, 1791, 1797, 1807, 1810, 1812-22, 1822-23, 1828, 1832-36, 1837-38, 1840, 1846, 1848(?), 1849, 1854(?), 1861, 1862-64, 1865-71, 1872 (large vulcanian-subplinian eruption VEI:4) , 1872-73, 1878-79, 1883-84, 1885-87, 1888, 1889, 1891-92, 1893, 1894, 1897, 1902, 1902-04, 1905, 1906-07, 1908, 1909-13, 1915, 1918, 1920-21, 1922, 1923(?), 1924, 1930-31, 1932, 1933-35, 1939-40, 1942-45, 1948, 1953-58, 1961, 1967-1970, 1971(?), 1972-85, 1986-90, 1992-2002, April-July 2006, Oct 2010-2011 Feb, 2018 (May), late 2018 - ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Highly explosive. Large Plinian eruption every few 1000 of years (the last ones at about 1000 BP and 2000 BP), sometimes with associated flank collapse. Growth of lava domes, pyroclastic flows.
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Merapi volcano news & eruption updates

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Mon, 14 Oct 2019, 10:30
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 14 Oct 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction. ...more [read all]
Sun, 22 Sep 2019, 06:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 7 Aug 2019, 12:05
PVMBG reported that during 29 July-4 August 2019 the lava-dome volume at Merapi did not change and was an estimated 475,000 cubic meters, based on analyses of drone images. ...more
Fri, 12 Apr 2019, 21:00
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 12 Apr 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Sun, 6 Jan 2019, 17:57
Glowing avalanche at Merapi volcano yesterday evening (image: BPPTKG / facebook)
The lava dome continues to grow and is slowly becoming more dangerous. A glowing avalanche occurred yesterday at 20:45 local time and reached about 500 m length, lasting for 54 seconds. ...more
Sat, 5 Jan 2019, 12:11
Image and volume gain of Merapi's lava dome (image: BPPTKG / twitter)
The lava dome of the volcano continues to grow steadily, at rates of 3800 cubic meters per day. On 3 Jan 2019, PVMBG estimated it to have reached 415,000 cubic meters volume. ...more [read all]
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