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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): powerful eruptions, emissions to 20,000 ft

Sunday Jun 21, 2020 18:07 PM | BY: MARTIN

Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: BPPTKG)
Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: BPPTKG)
Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: @ ElLuchin1/twitter)
Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: @ ElLuchin1/twitter)
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.
An explosions at the volcano generated a dense dark ash plumes, which reached approx. 20,000 ft (6,000 m) altitude and drifted W. Ash fall was reported in Girimulyo District area and Kulon Progo.
An eruption could occur suddenly or with little precursory activity.
Before this eruption a seismic activity was increased. On 20 June the seismic station recorded 18 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
There is a 3 km exclusion zone around the main crater in place.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 21 June
Previous news
Eruption of Merapi earlier today (image: Andi Rosadi / facebook)
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 ... [more]
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]
 

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