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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 (Central Java, Indonesia): lava dome continues to grow steadily

Saturday Jan 05, 2019 12:11 PM | BY: T

Image and volume gain of Merapi's lava dome (image: BPPTKG / twitter)
Image and volume gain of Merapi's lava dome (image: BPPTKG / twitter)
The lava dome of the volcano continues to grow steadily, at rates of 3800 cubic meters per day. On 3 Jan 2019, PVMBG estimated it to have reached 415,000 cubic meters volume.
For now, its position is stable, and alert level is kept at 2 (on a 1-4 scale). An exclusion zone of 3 km around the summit is in place.
Here's a recent video of the lava dome taken by our expedition leader Galih:
Previous news
Glowing rockfalls from Merapi seen last night (image: Galih Jati / VolcanoDiscovery)
Saturday, Dec 29, 2018
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]
Monday, Oct 08, 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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