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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)
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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION TO FL500.

Friday May 11, 2018 02:00 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 01:49 UTC, 11/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180511/0145Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION TO FL500.
OBS VA DTG: 11/0145Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL500 S0731 E11025 - S0732 E11029 - S0737
E11031 - S0744 E11029 - S0743 E11020 - S0743 E11020 - S0733
E11020 MOV S 20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/0745Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 11/1345Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 11/1945Z NOT AVBL
RMK: HIGH LEVEL ERUPTION OBS TO FL500. A MORE DETAILED
ADVISORY WILL FOLLOW SOON.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180511/0205Z

Previous news
Friday, Aug 21, 2015
A reported ash plume yesterday has been confirmed to be from a bush fire. The volcano remains calm. [more]
Merapi volcano recently (VSI)
Friday, May 23, 2014
The Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) lowered the alert level of Merapi back to "Normal" (1 out of 4). This decision came after signs of unrest had recently decreased again: ... [more]
Thursday, May 15, 2014
PVMBG reported that during 2-8 May white plumes rose as high as 650 m above Merapi. Thumping noises continued to be reported from multiple observation posts. Seismicity fluctuated but remained above background levels. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014
VSI raised the alert level of the volcano from "normal" to "waspada" (2 out of 4). This decision was triggered by numerous signs that the volcano is in unstable phase that might or might not build up to an eruption: an increase in volcano-tectonic earthquakes, observed rock avalanches and gas emissions were detected over the past weeks. ... [more]
Monday, Apr 21, 2014
A new explosion occurred at the volcano early yesterday morning (Sun, 20 April), at around 4:25 am local time. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume rising to approx. 30-35,000 ft (9-11 km) altitude and drifting NWN, and raised the aviation alert level to red. ... [more]

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