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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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Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 18:07
Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: BPPTKG)
After a phase of relative calm since beginning May, two powerful explosions occurred at the volcano today, at 09:13 and 09:27 local time. The both eruptions took place 328 seconds and 100 seconds respectively. ...more read all
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 03:00
Mon, 4 May 2020, 10:40
Eruption of Merapi earlier today (image: Andi Rosadi / facebook)
After a phase of relative calm since mid April, another explosion occurred at the volcano earlier today, at around noon local time ...more
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 08:06
Eruption from Merapi volcano on 10 April (image: BPPTKG)
PVMBG recorded an explosion on 10 April at 09:10 local time that generated a dense grey ash plume, which rose approx. 9,842 ft (3,000 m) above the summit. Eruptions have occurred 13 times since September 2019 which marked the intrusion of new magmas. ...more read all
Fri, 10 Apr 2020, 02:45
Fri, 3 Apr 2020, 05:21
Moderate explosion from Merapi volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Volcanic Ash Advisory Cente (VAAC) Darwin recorded moderate explosive eruption from the active crater with near-constant ash emissions that reached 20,000 ft (6,096 m) altitude.
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 09:15
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 2 Apr 2020
Mon, 30 Mar 2020, 07:21
Eruption from Merapi volcano on 28 March (image: BPPTKG)
PVMBG reported that 4 new eruptive events occured since the last update. ...more read all
Sat, 28 Mar 2020, 12:45
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 28 Mar 2020
Fri, 27 Mar 2020, 18:15
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 27 Mar 2020

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