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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 news & eruption updates

Merapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VONA FOR ERUPTION TO FL120 AT 22/0436Z.

Sunday Sep 22, 2019 06:00 AM | BY: VN

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

FVAU01 at 05:49 UTC, 22/09/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20190922/0548Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/2
INFO SOURCE: VONA, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VONA FOR ERUPTION TO FL120 AT 22/0436Z.
OBS VA DTG: 22/0548Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA WIND
SFC/FL120 030/10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 22/1148Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 22/1748Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 22/2348Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VONA FOR DISCRETE ERUPTION AT 22/0436Z TO FL120. VA
UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY DUE TO MET CLOUD
OBSCURATION. VA EXPECTED TO BE LOCALISED TO VOLCANO AND
DISSIPATING. A NEW ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED UPON RECEIPT OF
NEW INFORMATION.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Wednesday, Aug 07, 2019
PVMBG reported that during 29 July-4 August 2019 the lava-dome volume at Merapi did not change and was an estimated 475,000 cubic meters, based on analyses of drone images. ... [more]
Glowing avalanche at Merapi volcano yesterday evening (image: BPPTKG / facebook)
Sunday, Jan 06, 2019
The lava dome continues to grow and is slowly becoming more dangerous. A glowing avalanche occurred yesterday at 20:45 local time and reached about 500 m length, lasting for 54 seconds. ... [more]
Image and volume gain of Merapi's lava dome (image: BPPTKG / twitter)
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
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. ... [more]
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]

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