Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): ongoing incandescent avalanches

Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 08:53
08:53 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glowing rockfalls from the active lava dome (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Glowing rockfalls from the active lava dome (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Ash plumes separating from the incadescent avalanches (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
Ash plumes separating from the incadescent avalanches (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
A series of glowing avalanches continue to occur from the actively growing lava dome.
Collapsing parts of the dome triggered 18 small rockfall avalanches that traveled over the western slopes about 1.5 km distance from the summit and lifted ash plumes separating from the avalanches (so-called phoenix clouds).
The current hazards are hot avalanches that can become mobilized into hot glowing currents (pyroclastic flows), especially towards the south-southwest sector including Kali Kuning, Boyong, Bedog, Krasak, Bebeng, & Putih with a maximum distance of 5 km.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 20 April 2021

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