Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia) activity update: pyroclastic flows reach maximum distance from the summit

Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 16:06
16:06 PM | BY: MARTIN
Massive pyroclastic flow at Merapi volcano today (image: @BPPTKG/twitter)
Massive pyroclastic flow at Merapi volcano today (image: @BPPTKG/twitter)
The phase of intense effusive activity of the volcano, that had started this morning, continues at elevated levels accompanied by stronger pyroclastic flows than the previous.
Surveillance cameras of volcanological observatory BPPTKG observed a massive pyroclastic flow at about 13:30 local time today that generated a dense dark ash plumes (so-called phoenix clouds) as can be seen in the attached video recorded below. The height of the ash plume is unknown and was not reported as visibility was very limited due to dense clouds. According to BPPTKG the glowing avalanches reached at about 3 km distance from the summit.
Gravitational collapse of the growing lava dome parts continues to generate the block-and-ash flows that descended the SW flank of the volcano in Kali Krasak and Kali Boyong direction.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021, 09:44
Strong block-and-ash flow from the collapsing lava dome at Merapi volcano today (image: @frekom_diy/twitter)
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