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Merapi vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 2968 m / 9,737 ft
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.54°S / 110.44°E
Current status: losbarstend (4 out of 5)
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Merapi vulkaanuitbarstingen:
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:
Zeer explosieve. Grote Pliniaanse uitbarsting elke paar 1000 van jaar (de laatsten op ongeveer 1000 BP en BP 2000), soms met geassocieerd flank ineenstorting. Groei van lavakoepels, pyroclastische stromen.
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Merapi volcano news & eruption updates

Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), eruption update: decreasing activity

Saturday Nov 13, 2010 09:08 AM |

After the powerful explosions and devastating pyroclastic flows last weekend, and a minor pyroclastic flow on 11 Nov morning, Merapi's activity has sharply decreased.
When arriving in Yogya yesterday (12 Nov), an ash plume was rising above the crater for about 2 km and spreading out in a wide fan to the W-SW, covering the sky over Yogya, but not causing any siginificant ash fall. Life in Yogya seems more or less to be normal. At night, the lava dome shows almost no incandescence any more, and during 2 hours of observation, no visible rockfalls occured. This indicates that at present, the growth has calmed down or stopped. Strong ash emission continues, and the plume height seems stable reaching about 2-3 km above the crater. Visual observations are difficult most of the time, as Merapi is mostly hidden in clouds after around 8-9am. The airport remains closed.
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Saturday, Nov 06, 2010
Strong eruptions continue at Merapi volcano, Indonesia. Violent explosions are audible tens of kilometers away from the summit. Magma is still rising inside the volcano and even more powerful explosions could occur. Ash from the explosions and from pyroclastic flows is forming a large plume reaching 10-20 km altitude and extending now over 300 km to the west. The ash threatens to reach the airspace of Jakarta airport soon, which promted Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Emirates and other airlines to suspend long-haul flights to Jakarta for the time being. ... [meer...]
Friday, Nov 05, 2010
The eruption of Merapi, now already the worst since at least 1872, is still increasing, and news are hard to keep up with: extremely large and dangerous pyroclastic flows occured yesterday and today, reaching up to 13-18 km distance. Tragically, more than 77 more people have been killed, bringing the total death toll to over 100 so far. ... [meer...]
Thursday, Nov 04, 2010
Violent explosions and pyroclastic flows continue at Merapi. According to news, 6 more people were killed in the eruption, bringing the death toll from the current eruption to at least 44 so far. The Darwin VAAC reports the ash plume reaching 39,000 ft (ca. 13 km) altitude extending 200 km to the west. ... [meer...]
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010
The eruption of Merapi volcano seems to have produced its strongest explosion so far today this afternoon around 16-17h local time. According to satellite data from the Darwin VAAC, a large ash plume has been first detected at 09:47 UTC (=16h47 local time) reaching flight level 600, i.e. 60,000 ft or ca. 20 km altitude. ... [meer...]
Powerful explosions and pyroclastic flows from the new lava dome (photo: Andi Rosati) on 1 Nov 2010
Wednesday, Nov 03, 2010
Powerful explosions from the growing lava dome continue, shedding medium to large pyroclastic flows down its flanks. ... [meer...]

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