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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION REPORTED TO FL300.

Friday Jun 01, 2018 01:45 AM |

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

FVAU0300 at 01:40 UTC, 01/06/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180601/0135Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/26
INFO SOURCE: GROUND REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION REPORTED TO FL300.
OBS VA DTG: 01/0135Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL300 S0730 E11025 - S0732 E11028 - S0737
E11027 - S0738 E11019 - S0732 E11017 - S0729 E11025 MOV S
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 01/0735Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 01/1335Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 01/1935Z NOT AVBL
RMK: GROUND REPORT OF ERUPTION ESTIMATED TO FL300. CONFIRMED
ON SAT IMAGERY. A MORE DETAILED ADVISORY TO FOLLOW AS SOON
AS POSSIBLE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180601/0155Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 23 May 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Ash plume rising up from Mt Merapi's summit after an explosion in May 2006 (Tom Pfeiffer / VolcanoDiscovery)
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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]
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 22 May 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Monday, May 21, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 11 May 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]

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