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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 TO APPROXIMATELY FL100 AT 20/1000Z OBS VA DTG: 20/1017Z

Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 10:30
10:30 AM | BY: VN
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU01 at 10:17 UTC, 20/01/21 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210120/1017Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/3
INFO SOURCE: WEB-CAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA TO APPROXIMATELY FL100 AT 20/1000Z
OBS VA DTG: 20/1017Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL100 VRB05KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 20/1617Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 20/2217Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 21/0417Z NOT AVBL
RMK: ASH AND SMOKE DISCERNIBLE ON WEBCAM FLOWING DOWNSTREAM
OF VOLCANO AND LOCALISED AROUND THE SUMMIT. PYROCLASTIC FLOW
CONTINUES TO SLIDE FROM THE SUMMIT. VA WAS NOT DISCERNIBLE
ON SAT IMG DUE TO MET CLOUD. ADVISORY WILL BE UPDATED IF NEW
INFO IS RECEIVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news

Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 08:37
Glowing avalanche from Merapi this morning (image: Andi Rosadi)
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. ... read all
Sat, 16 Jan 2021, 18:26
Incandescent avalanches from Merapi's lava dome this evening (image: VSI webcam)
The activity of the volcano is on increasing trend. A first true pyroclastic flow descended this morning from the growing lava dome. ... read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 21:30
Glowing avalanches from Merapi's lava dome last night (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The active lava dome continues to grow slowly and produce incandescent rockfalls through the gap in the southwestern crater wall. Small avalanches from these events continue to travel down the upper Krasak drainage channel. ... read all
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

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