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Merapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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Merapi 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.
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Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), eruption update: strong explosions and pyroclastic flows

Monday Nov 01, 2010 15:33 PM |

Strong ash exlosions and the growth of the lava dome continue at Merapi volcano. Yesterday and today, several medium-sized pyroclastic flows reached up to 4 km distance into the river canyons of Kali Gendol, Lamat, Senowo, and Krasak. Several thousands of inhabitants not yet evacuated are reported to have fled the area in panic. Two persons dies in a related road accident.
Previous news
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010
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. ... [more]
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. [more]
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010
Various news sources report new explosions from Merapi today (28 October). There are no reports about fatalities. [more]
The summit section of Merapi on 27 Oct with the large scar where the new dome is growing.
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]

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