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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: VA ERUPTION RECORDED ON SEISMOGRAPH REPORTED BY CVGHM

Saturday Jan 04, 2020 15:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  4 Jan 2020
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 4 Jan 2020
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU03 at 15:32 UTC, 04/01/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200104/1535Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/1
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA ERUPTION RECORDED ON SEISMOGRAPH
REPORTED BY CVGHM
OBS VA DTG: 04/1535Z
OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FM SATELLITE DATA
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 04/2135Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 05/0335Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 05/0935Z NOT AVBL
RMK: CVGHM REPORTED ERUPTION AT 04/1445Z. ERUPTION DETECTED
ON SEISMOGRAPH. VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE ON SAT IMG DUE TO
OBSCURATION BY THICK MET CLOUD. HEIGHT OF VA COULD NOT BE
DETERMINED. ADV WILL REISSUED IF NEW INFOR IS RECEIVED.ASH
FALL ARND SURROUNDING AREAS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES

Previous news
Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 . ... [more]
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  9 Nov 2019
Saturday, Nov 09, 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. ... [more]
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]

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