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Merapi volcano (Java, Indonesia): eruption update

Thu, 18 May 2006, 10:03
10:03 AM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER
Photo of a pyroclastic flow from Merapi on 15 May 2006 (source: VSI)
Photo of a pyroclastic flow from Merapi on 15 May 2006 (source: VSI)
Photo of a pyroclastic flow from Merapi on 15 May 2006 (source: VSI)
Photo of a pyroclastic flow from Merapi on 15 May 2006 (source: VSI)

After a peak in activity on Monday 15th, when pyroclastic flows were produced that reached 4 km from the summit, the volcano has quieted down a bit, but still produces pyroclastic flows travelling 2-2.5 km length.


The lava dome of Merapi is estimated to 2.4 million cubik meters volume and growing at a rate of about 150000 cubic meters per day. Most inhabitants in the immediate vicinity on the S and SW of the volcano have been evacuated and the volcano is closely watched by scientists and media.


Part of the Volcanodiscovery team is now on location and will send further reports soon.

Previous news
Mon, 17 Apr 2006, 20:09
Because of the recent interesting volcanic activity at Merapi and Semeru volcano on Java, we point to two tours with open spaces for last-minute individual bookings: ... read all
Fri, 10 Mar 2006, 22:26
Due to lack of participants, we decided to cancel the tour to North Sulawesi and postpone it to 2007. As an interesting alternative, we can offer a special trekking tour in Java and Bali from 5-20 August instead. There are two open spaces available. ... read all
Sat, 4 Mar 2006, 01:47
We hare glad to announce that we can now offer an additional date for the tour on Nisyros island, Greece, this autumn: 6-15 October 2006. Details to the tour are found here.  ... read all
Fri, 24 Feb 2006, 20:07
The dates for the new expedition to Nyiragongo volcano are now set to 19-27 July, 2006. 3 spaces are still available. Details here. ... read all
Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 16:25
Tom and Marco are just back home from our pilot tour to Nyiragongo volcano, which was very successful, so we plan to repeat the tour in July this year already. In the near future, we will post photos from the tour as well as details about the tour. Stay tuned! read all
 

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