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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA REPORTED TO FL100 AT 09/0145Z OBS VA DTG: 09/0300Z

Sat, 9 Jan 2021, 03:15
03:15 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU02 at 03:00 UTC, 09/01/21 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210109/0300Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/2
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA REPORTED TO FL100 AT 09/0145Z
OBS VA DTG: 09/0300Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL100 210/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0900Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1500Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/2100Z NOT AVBL
RMK: CVGHM VONA REPORTED PYROCLASTIC FLOW WITH VA CLOUD AT
09/0145Z, AND VA HAS SINCE DISSIPATED. VA WAS NOT
DISCERNIBLE ON SAT IMG. ADVISORY WILL BE UPDATED IF NEW INFO
IS RECEIVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Fri, 8 Jan 2021, 19:32
Glow at the summit crater associated with incandescent avalanches at Merapi volcano (image: @OysteinVolcano/twitter)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
Thu, 7 Jan 2021, 08:02
Block-and-ash flows from Merapi volcano today (image: @BPPTKG)
The activity of the volcano continues at elevated levels. ... read all
Wed, 6 Jan 2021, 17:03
Glowing avalanches from Merapi's lava dome on the evening of 5 Jan 2021 (image: Yohannes Tyas Galih Jati / facebook)
The eruptive activity has increased at the volcano and is becoming more and more dangerous. This had also been expected from the recent increase in volcanic earthquakes. ... read all
Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 16:11
Seismic activity at Merapi during the past 3 months (image: VSI)
Over the past several days, seismic activity from the Merapi volcano – Indonesia's most active – has been increasing significantly, suggesting that a more intense phase of volcanic activity is on its way. ... read all

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