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Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia): rockfall in summit crater

Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 10:13
10:13 AM |
The lava dome of Merapi volcano (image: @merapi_uncover/twitter)
The lava dome of Merapi volcano (image: @merapi_uncover/twitter)
Increasing seismic activity at Merapi volcano (image: PVMBG)
Increasing seismic activity at Merapi volcano (image: PVMBG)
PVMBG reported that the activity of the volcano continues at seismic elevated levels over the past month. The seismic instruments detected approx. 490 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
On 22 November at 06:50 local time a surveillance cameras observed a significant rockfall from the inner north crater, as can be seen in the video recorded.
Near-constant gas and steam plumes rose 656 ft-1,148 ft (200 m-350 m) above the summit crater.
The Alert Level remained at 3.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 26 November 2020

Previous news

Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 06:00
BPPTKG reported that during 20-26 November white emissions from Merapi rose as high as 750 m above the summit. Avalanches of material traveled down the flanks, as far as 1 km in the Lamat drainage (W flank) at 0648 on 22 November. A comparison of photos taken on 19 and 26 November showed morphology changes in the summit area from a collapse of part of the 1954 dome. ... Read all
Wed, 18 Nov 2020, 06:00
BPPTKG reported that during 13-23 November sometimes dense white emissions from Merapi rose as high as 200 m above the summit. Avalanches of material traveled down the flanks, as far as 2 km in the Lamat drainage (W flank) at 0615 on 14 November. A comparison of photos taken on 11 and 19 November showed morphology changes in the summit area from a collapse of part of the 2018 dome and rockfalls from parts of the crater rim. ... Read all
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