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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) 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 (Java, Indonesia): incandescent avalanches continue

Fri, 8 Jan 2021, 19:32
19:32 PM | BY: MARTIN
Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels.
The block-and-ash flows continue to descend and caused incandescent avalanches that slid down along the slopes as glowing rock falls reaching Krasak river about 800 m long.
Passive emissions of steam and ash continue from the summit vent that rose 65 ft-328 ft (20 m-100 m) above the summit.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 8 January 2021
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