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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: HIGH LEVEL ERUPTION TO FL200 OBS VA DTG: 21/0240Z
Sunday Jun 21, 2020 03:00 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:
FVAU01 at 02:46 UTC, 21/06/20 from ADRM
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/34
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: HIGH LEVEL ERUPTION TO FL200
OBS VA DTG: 21/0240Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 21/0840Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 21/1440Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/2040Z NOT AVBL
RMK: A MORE DETAILED ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AS SOON AS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200621/0300Z
Monday, May 04, 2020
After a phase of relative calm since mid April, another explosion occurred at the volcano earlier today, at around noon local time ...
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. ...
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)
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