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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 TO FL160 OBS 13/2300Z MOV S. to 16000 ft (4900 m)

Wednesday Feb 12, 2020 23:45 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 12 Feb 2020
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 12 Feb 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 16000 ft (4900 m) altitude or flight level 160 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU01 at 23:36 UTC, 12/02/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200212/2335Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/2
INFO SOURCE: VONA, HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA ERUPTION TO FL160 OBS 13/2300Z MOV S.
OBS VA DTG: 12/2335Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL160 S0728 E11031 - S0742 E11035 - S0739
E11019 - S0727 E11020 MOV S 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 13/0535Z SFC/FL160 S0731 E11030 - S0747
E11033 - S0744 E11016 - S0744 E11016 - S0728 E11022
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 13/1135Z SFC/FL160 S0732 E11030 - S0751
E11031 - S0748 E11013 - S0747 E11014 - S0730 E11021
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 13/1735Z NO VA EXP
RMK: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION TO 2000M ABOVE SUMMIT. VA
DISCERNIBLE IN MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY. HEIGHT BASED
ON GROUND OBSERVATION, FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY
AND MODEL CONSENSUS. VA IS EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN
18HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200213/0535Z

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