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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 TO FL150 AT 08/2321Z OBS VA DTG: 09/0000Z to 15000 ft (4600 m)

Saturday Nov 09, 2019 00:15 AM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  9 Nov 2019
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 9 Nov 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 15000 ft (4600 m) altitude or flight level 150 and is moving at 10 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 00:02 UTC, 09/11/19 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20191109/0000Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2019/8
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, GROUND REPORT
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL150 AT 08/2321Z
OBS VA DTG: 09/0000Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 S0726 E11027 - S0731 E11033 - S0749
E11023 - S0735 E11003 - S0726 E11026 MOV SW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0600Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1200Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/1800Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VA OBS ON SAT IMAGERY. A MORE DETAILED ADVISORY TO
FOLLOW.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20191109/0020Z

Previous news
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 14 Oct 2019
Monday, Oct 14, 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. ... [more]
Sunday, Sep 22, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 12 Apr 2019
Friday, Apr 12, 2019
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [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]

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