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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: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL120 EXT SW OBS VA DTG: 07/2350Z

Monday Oct 08, 2018 00:00 AM |

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

FVAU0405 at 23:51 UTC, 07/10/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20181007/2350Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/38
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL120 EXT SW
OBS VA DTG: 07/2350Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL120 S0730 E11028 - S0734 E11030 - S0803
E10937 - S0731 E10927 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 08/0550Z SFC/FL120 S0733 E11029 - S0805
E10944 - S0735 E10928 - S0730 E11028
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 08/1150Z SFC/FL120 S0734 E11030 - S0810
E10948 - S0742 E10932 - S0730 E11029
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 08/1750Z SFC/FL120 S0730 E11028 - S0733
E11030 - S0814 E10955 - S0747 E10935
RMK: CONTINUOUS VA TO FL120 DISCERNIBLE ON SAT IMAGERY EXT
SW. HEIGHT AND FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 07/2330Z IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20181008/0550Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  1 Jun 2018
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
This morning's explosion at Merapi
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
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]
Friday, Jun 01, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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