Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): continuing glowing avalanches

Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 17:14
17:14 PM | BY: T
Incandescent avalanches from Merapi's lava dome on 23 April 2021 (image: Rudi Pramoko @rudimoko / Instagram)
Incandescent avalanches from Merapi's lava dome on 23 April 2021 (image: Rudi Pramoko @rudimoko / Instagram)
Histogram of seismic signals detected under Merapi (image: VSI)
Histogram of seismic signals detected under Merapi (image: VSI)
Activity continues as the lava dome slowly grows and sheds numerous glowing avalanches that descend into Kali Krasak ravine on the western flank. During yesterday, the volcano observatory counted 126 avalanches alone.
Seismic activity inside the volcano has also shown a slight increase over the past days compared to the average of previous weeks, suggesting more magma might be on its way to the surface.

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Tue, 20 Apr 2021, 08:53
Glowing rockfalls from the active lava dome (image: @Rizal06691023/twitter)
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