Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): lava dome's partially collapse continues
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 18:3118:31 PM | BY: MARTIN
The activity of the volcano remains essentially unchanged characterized by the actively growing lava dome.
Pyroclastic flow and phoenix clouds at Merapi volcano this morning (image: PVMBG)
Collapsing parts of the dome triggered several block-and-ash flows caused by gravitational collapse of the lava dome. Rockfall avalanches traveled over the southwestern slopes about 2 km distance from the summit and lifted ash plumes separating from the avalanches (so-called phoenix clouds).
Pyroclastic flows - turbulent and hot avalanches of hot lava rocks, ash and volcanic gasses mixed together - are being released from the growing dome.
The volcano observatory counted about 270 earthquakes on 15 June.
The volcano's official alert level remains at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public is being warned to stay at least 5 km away from the summit.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 17 June 2021
Wed, 26 May 2021, 07:57
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