Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): ongoing incandescent avalanches
Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 08:5308:53 AM | BY: MARTIN
Glowing rockfalls from the active lava dome (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
A series of glowing avalanches continue to occur from the actively growing lava dome.
Ash plumes separating from the incadescent avalanches (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
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
Sat, 27 Mar 2021, 11:45