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Merapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 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: VA OBS TO FL350 EXTD TO SE OBS VA DTG: 11/1620Z

Friday May 11, 2018 16:30 PM |

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 11 May 2018
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 11 May 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 16:19 UTC, 11/05/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180511/1619Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/10
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: YELLOW
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL350 EXTD TO SE
OBS VA DTG: 11/1620Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL350 S1146 E11214 - S1110 E11223 - S1108
E11314 - S1142 E11337 - S1203 E11317 - S1204 E11234 MOV SE
20KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 11/2220Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 12/0420Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 12/1020Z NO VA EXP
RMK: ERUPTION HAS CEASED. VA TO FL160 HAS NOW DISSIPATED. VA
TO FL350 APPROX 130NM SE, CONTINUES TO RAPIDLY DISSIPATE AND
NOT EXPECTED +6HRS. COLOUR CODE DOWNGRADED TO YELLOW BASED
ON ADVICE FROM CVGHM.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180511/1920Z

Previous news
Merapi's eruption this morning (image: Andi Rosadi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Friday, May 11, 2018
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]
Friday, May 11, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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