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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 (Central Java, Indonesia): moderate explosion today

Monday May 04, 2020 10:40 AM | BY: T

Eruption of Merapi earlier today (image: Andi Rosadi / facebook)
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
Our correspondent Andi observed the explosion which produced an ash column that rose approx. 2 km above the summit crater of the volcano, where a new lava dome has been growing slowly for almost the past two years.
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Previous news
Eruption from Merapi volcano on 10 April (image: BPPTKG)
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020
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]
Moderate explosion from Merapi volcano yesterday (image: PVMBG)
Friday, Apr 03, 2020
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. [more]
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]

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