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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION TO FL200 REPORTED AT 02/0821Z OBS VA DTG: 02/0905Z

Thursday Apr 02, 2020 09:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  2 Apr 2020
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 2 Apr 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU04 at 09:07 UTC, 02/04/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200402/0905Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/27
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM, PIREP, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL200 REPORTED AT 02/0821Z
OBS VA DTG: 02/0905Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL200 VRB05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 02/1505Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 02/2105Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/0305Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VA ERUPTION REPORTED BY GROUND OBSERVER AT 02/0821Z TO
FL200. MULTIPLE PIREPS AND SEISMOGRAM CONFIRM ERUPTION. VA
NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY DUE TO MET CLOUD, HOWEVER
SUMMIT NOW CLEAR ON WEBCAM AND SHOWS ONGOING LOW-LEVEL
STEAM/SMOKE EMISSION.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Eruption from Merapi volcano on 28 March (image: BPPTKG)
Monday, Mar 30, 2020
PVMBG reported that 4 new eruptive events occured since the last update. ... [more]
Eruption of Merapi volcano this morning (image: BPPTKG)
Friday, Mar 27, 2020
A moderately strong explosive eruption occurred this morning at the volcano. At 10:56 local time (WIB), an explosion produced an ash column that rose approx. 5 km above the summit crater and drifted in SW direction. The aviation color code was raised to RED. ... [more]
 

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