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Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
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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
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU04 at 09:07 UTC, 02/04/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
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
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
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES
Monday, Mar 30, 2020
PVMBG reported that 4 new eruptive events
occured since the last update. ...
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. ...
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