Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
14-27 Mar 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
21-28 Mar 2020: Land of Theseus - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
28 Mar - 4 Apr 2020: Land of Theseus - Saronic Gulf (Greece)
11-19 Apr 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
4-8 May 2020: Krakatau Volcano Special - Krakatau volcano (Indonesia)
2-18 Jul 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures

Merapi volcano
Stratovolcano 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Merapi webcams / live data | Reports
Merapi volcano books | Tours
| Places to stay
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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Merapi volcano tours
From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
Volcanoes of Java (17-days walking and trekking tour on Java)

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Booking.com
 

Merapi volcano news & eruption updates

Merapi Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: HIGH LEVEL VA ERUPTION TO FL350 AT 02/2222Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)

Tuesday Mar 03, 2020 05:15 AM | BY: VN

Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 20000 ft (6100 m) altitude or flight level 200 and is moving at 15 kts in E direction.
The full report is as follows:

FVAU01 at 05:11 UTC, 03/03/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200303/0510Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: MERAPI 263250
PSN: S0733 E11027
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 2968M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/10
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM, WEBCAM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: HIGH LEVEL VA ERUPTION TO FL350 AT
02/2222Z
OBS VA DTG: 03/0510Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 S0741 E11023 - S0727 E11020 - S0705
E11032 - S0648 E11209 - S0754 E11205 MOV E 15KT SFC/FL300
S0650 E11042 - S0709 E10922 - S0537 E10843 - S0520 E11024
MOV NW 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 03/1110Z SFC/FL200 S0739 E11031 - S0735
E11020 - S0640 E11013 - S0620 E11205 - S0736 E11222
SFC/FL300 S0624 E11037 - S0648 E10914 - S0513 E10830 - S0454
E11022
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 03/1710Z SFC/FL200 S0733 E11021 - S0635
E11012 - S0609 E11155 - S0707 E11215 - S0741 E11031
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 03/2310Z SFC/FL200 S0731 E11021 - S0634
E11011 - S0551 E11127 - S0651 E11217 - S0741 E11031
RMK: VA LAST OBS TO FL300 AT 03/0100Z MOV NW, EXPECTED TO
DISSIPATE BY 03/1700Z. CONTINUOUS VA TO FL200 EXT E LAST OBS
AT 03/0400Z. VA UNIDENTIFIABLE ON LATEST SAT IMG DUE MET
CLD. HEIGHT & FCST BASED ON SAT, MODELS, SOUNDING, VONA,
PIREPS, AND GRND REPORTS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200303/1110Z

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]

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.