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Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
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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: VA OBS TO FL200 EXT SW AT 14/0950Z. to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Monday Oct 14, 2019 10:30 AM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 14 Oct 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Wellington warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:
FVAU05 at 10:14 UTC, 14/10/19 from NZKL
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/3
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, GROUND REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL200 EXT SW AT 14/0950Z.
OBS VA DTG: 14/1010Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 S0730 E11027 - S0733 E11029 - S0744
E11020 - S0736 E11013 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 14/1610Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 14/2210Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 15/0410Z NOT AVBL
RMK: GROUND REPORT FOR ERUPTION TO FL200 CONFIRMED OBS ON
SAT IMAGERY. A FOLLOW UP ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AS SOON AS
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20191014/1030Z
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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