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Merapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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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): Volcanic Alert Level raised to Level 3

Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 09:45
09:45 AM | BY: MARTIN
A satellite image of Merapi volcano on 26 October (image: @infomitigasi /twitter)
A satellite image of Merapi volcano on 26 October (image: @infomitigasi /twitter)
PVMBG reported that an alert level for the volcano was raised from the level 2 to level 3 as an increase of seismicity has been recorded.
After the powerful eruptions on 21 June a seismicity remains elevated including shallow volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
Additionally, instruments detected significant ground deformation.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 5 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 5 November 2020
Previous news
Sun, 21 Jun 2020, 18:07
Ash column from Merapi volcano today (image: BPPTKG)
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. ... read all
Mon, 4 May 2020, 10:40
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 read all
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 08:06
Eruption from Merapi volcano on 10 April (image: BPPTKG)
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. ... read all
 

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