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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 news & eruption updates

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Sat, 29 Dec 2018, 09:20
Glowing rockfalls from Merapi seen last night (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery)
The volcano continues to erupt slowly, gradually filling the summit crater with a growing lava dome. Incandescent rockfalls occur from the sides of the dome, but so far these have been confined to the crater. ...more [read all]
Mon, 8 Oct 2018, 00:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 1 Jun 2018, 14:15
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 1 Jun 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 1 Jun 2018, 09:56
This morning's explosion at Merapi
Another strong, but short-lived explosive eruption occurred at the volcano this morning at 08:20 local time. The eruption lasted only about 2 minutes, but was powerful enough to send an ash column approx. 6 km above the summit crater to an altitude around 9 km. It rose near vertically then drifted to the NW and SW. ...more [read all]
Fri, 1 Jun 2018, 01:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 23 May 2018, 20:45
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 23 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Wed, 23 May 2018, 09:14
Ash plume rising up from Mt Merapi's summit after an explosion in May 2006 (Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
After the stratovolcano's sudden large phreatic explosion on Friday 11 May a series of smaller phreatic eruptions have occurred in the past few days which caused light ash fall in the vicinity. Phreatic eruptions are caused when underground water comes into contact with lava from Mt. Merapi, causing superheated vapor that breaks through its summit dome. In response, the volcano's alert level was raised from 'normal' to 'caution', the third-highest level, and local authorities closed all access to the volcano in a radius of 3 km from its summit. ...more [read all]
Tue, 22 May 2018, 21:30
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 22 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Mon, 21 May 2018, 03:45
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 May 2018, 16:30
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 11 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 May 2018, 06:46
Merapi's eruption this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
A sudden and large explosion occurred this morning at the volcano at 07:32 local time, producing an ash plume that rose several kilometers from the summit. ...more [read all]
Fri, 11 May 2018, 02:00
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ...more [read all]
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