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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 FL250 AT 02/2222Z OBS VA DTG: 02/2250Z to 25000 ft (7600 m)

Monday Mar 02, 2020 23:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Merapi volcano on  2 Mar 2020
Satellite image of Merapi volcano on 2 Mar 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 25000 ft (7600 m) altitude or flight level 250 and is moving at 5 kts in SW direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU01 at 22:51 UTC, 02/03/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200302/2250Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/6
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO FL250 AT 02/2222Z
OBS VA DTG: 02/2250Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL250 S0733 E11029 - S0738 E11026 - S0739
E11019 - S0730 E11022 - S0730 E11027 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/0450Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1050Z NOT AVBL
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/1650Z NOT AVBL
RMK: VA ERUPTION REPORTED. A MORE DETAILED ADVISORY TO
FOLLOW.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200302/2310Z

Previous news
Merapi volcano on 22 February (image: PVMBG)
Thursday, Feb 27, 2020
PVMBG reported that the volume of the volcano’s summit lava dome decreased after the 13 February eruption that generated an ash plume which reached approx. 26,561 ft (2,000 m) altitude. The dome volume the day before the event was estimated at 407,000 cubic meters, and afterwards on 19 February was reduced to 291,000 cubic meters. ... [more]

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