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Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°ECurrent status
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| Places to stayMerapi 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.Last earthquakes nearby
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Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), update: ash over Yogyakarta, pyroclastic flows and lava dome growth
Saturday Oct 30, 2010 10:22 AM |
The strong eruptions last night showered Ygoya and Sleman cities with ash. Andy reports directly from the observatory Babadan, + 1279 m on the western slope, still mostly free of ash: "I witnessed 2 times pyroclastic flows since at 05.00 through Senowo river. Again last night 29 oct, around at 24.00 there was a massive glowing ash column rising up until 1,5 km, and all people at 5 at the distance 10 km from the summit must evacuated.
Merapi seems back to its typical style of building a lava dome, which is now growing from the old 2006 dome, and tends to grow to the south east and to the south west."
Friday, Oct 29, 2010
A powerful explosion happened at Merapi at 01h00 local time on 30 Oct 2010. News reports talk about an ash plume 12 km high. [more]
Friday, Oct 29, 2010
New explosions and pyroclastic flows occured today at Merapi volcano. An example of a pyroclastic flow triggered by material falling off the growing dome can be seen at a published Reuters press photo
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
Various news sources report new explosions from Merapi today (28 October). There are no reports about fatalities. [more]
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
The new lava dome became visible glowing on 27 October our correspondant Andi reports. Talking with Indonesian Senior volcanologist at BPPTTK Jogja ( VSI Jogja ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 27, 2010
From our correspondant on location, the sad confirmation arrives that so far at least 24 people were killed by a pyroclastic flow yesterday that destroyed the village of Kinahrejohas on the south flank. Among the victims was the respected Guard of Merapi, Mbah Marijan whom many of us have met in person. The team of VolcanoDiscovery expresses their condolence to his and the other victims' friends and relatives. [more]
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