Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): pyroclastic flow this morning
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 08:3708:37 AM | BY: T
The eruption continues on its gradually increasing trend. Pyroclastic flows - turbulent and hot avalanches of hot lava rocks, ash and volcanic gasses mixed together - are being released from the growing dome and now descend the SW flank of the volcano.
Glowing avalanche from Merapi this morning (image: Andi Rosadi)
This morning, a glowing avalanche reached 1200 m in the Kali Krasak drainage at 05:35 local time.
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Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 20 January-26 January 2021 (New Activity / Unrest)
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