Merapi volcano news & eruption updates
Merapi volcano (Central Java, Indonesia), new eruption
Following weeks of increasing seismicity, inflation and increased temperatures at the summit lava dome, Merapi started to erupted with 3 ash explosions the first larger eruptions today 26 October 2010. Ash reached 1.5 km height (4,500 ft) above the crater and according to news reports, one baby died from inhaling ash.
Вт, 26 окт 2010, 15:4715:47 PM |
Authorities have begun to evacuate around 10,000 people living in the slopes around the volcano.
Merapi is one of Indonesia's most active and dangerous volcanoes, notorious for producing deadly avalanches of hot rock and gas (pyroclastic flows). Its last eruption in 2006 killed two people cought in such an avalanche.
Mon, 25 Oct 2010, 15:45
Like our team member Doni told us, Merapi is awaking and a mayor eruption is possible. People around the volcano are evacuated to prevent the danger of pyroclastic flows. ... читать все
Thu, 30 Sep 2010, 06:46
Merapi volcano near Central Java's capital Yogyakarta might be entering in a new phase of activity. The latest SI/USGS translates the following information from the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia: ... читать все
Wed, 21 Mar 2007, 22:28
Based on pilot reports, the Darwin VAAC reported an eruption plume from Merapi reaching an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l.on 19 March. ... читать все
Fri, 18 Aug 2006, 03:47
Merapi volcano continues to be active, although the rate of the lava dome growth has been slowing down. During our ongoing tour, we visited the volcano on several occasions and observed a number of glowing rock avalanches to the SE side, travelling to a maximum of about 1 km from the summit. No pyroclastic flows were observed. ... читать все
Sat, 29 Jul 2006, 06:28
During 19-25 July, lava flow / rock-fall activity at Merapi continued with incanescent rockfalls reaching maximum distances of 1.5 km SE toward the Gendol River. Pyroclastic flows were not observed during the reporting period. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4). читать все