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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: GROUND REPORT OF VA TO FL120 OBS VA DTG: 27/1133Z

Sat, 27 Mar 2021, 11:45
11:45 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 27 Mar 2021
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 27 Mar 2021
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU03 at 11:33 UTC, 27/03/21 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20210327/1133Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2021/13
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: GROUND REPORT OF VA TO FL120
OBS VA DTG: 27/1133Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL120 140/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 27/1733Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 27/2333Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 28/0533Z NO VA EXP
RMK: CVGHM VONA 27/1110Z REPORTS DISCRETE ERUPTION TO
11098FT. ERUPTION AND ASH EMISSION HAS STOPPED. VA NOT
IDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMAGERY. A NEW ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED
IF NEW INFO RECEIVED.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news

Thu, 25 Mar 2021, 18:04
The active dome of Merapi and glowing avalanches tonight; the SW part of the dome is left, SE part to the right (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Glowing avalanches continue to occur from the active dome, which actually grows in two relatively independent parts to the SW and SE, as our correspondent and volcano guide Galih reported. ... read all
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 20:41
BPPTKG reported that the lava dome just below Merapi's SW rim and the lava dome in the summit crater both continued to grow during 12-18 March. The 2021 lava-dome volume was an estimated 840,000 cubic meters on 18 March, with a growth rate of about 12,900 cubic meters per day, and continued to shed material down the flank. ... read all
Mon, 15 Mar 2021, 10:09
Glowing rockfalls from the active lava dome (image: PVMBG)
The active lava dome continues to grow and produce incandescent rockfall avalanches that descended the SW slope of the volcano. Collapsing parts of the flow generated a small avalanches that lifted an ash plumes (so-called phoenix clouds). ... read all
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