Volcanic activity intensifies at Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Volcanic activity intensifies at Mount Merapi, Indonesia

Indonesian authorities are reporting increased activity at Mount Merapi over the past couple of days. Lava has so far flowed up to 800 m (2 624 feet) down the slope of the volcano. Authorities are preparing evacuation routes and emergency shelters as well as…

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia

Following four new explosions at Indonesia's Merapi volcano on May 20 and 21, 2018, authorities have raised the alert level for the volcano from Alert Level 1 to 2 at 23:00 UTC on May 21, 2018. All residents living within 3 km (2 miles) are ordered to evacuate….

New phreatic eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

New phreatic eruption at Merapi volcano, Indonesia

Just 10 days after a powerful explosion at Mount Merapi in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, another phreatic eruption took place at the volcano at 01:25 local time on May 21, 2018 (18:25 UTC, May 20). The explosion lasted 19 minutes and ejected ash up to 4.3 km…

Powerful explosion at Merapi volcano, Red aviation alert, airport closed

Powerful explosion at Merapi volcano, Red aviation alert, airport closed

A powerful phreatic explosion took place and Indonesia's Merapi volcano at 00:30 UTC (07:30 local time) on May 11, 2018. The volcano ejected ash high into the sky, closing a major airport and forcing authorities to issue temporary evacuation orders for all…

Indonesian Mount Merapi erupts, thick-pyroclastic surge up to 1500 m

Indonesian Mount Merapi erupts, thick-pyroclastic surge up to 1500 m

According to local media Indonesian Mount Merapi erupted early Monday, March 10, 2014 causing a thick-pyroclastic surge to shoot 1 500 meters up in the air. "The eruption took place at around 6:54 a.m. [local time] and the ash spread up to 7 kilometers from the…

Mount Merapi spewes smoke and ash, forces evacuations – Indonesia

Mount Merapi spewes smoke and ash, forces evacuations – Indonesia

Indonesian volcano Mount Merapi spewed smoke and ash on Monday, July 22, 2013. Heavy rain mixed with ash turned it to mud that fell on the ground and forced hundreds of people to evacuate villages along the slopes. Though eruption is not yet confirmed, dark red…

18 Indonesian volcanoes on alert status

18 Indonesian volcanoes on alert status

Eighteen Indonesian volcanoes are on “alert” status, two of which are at Alert Level 3, which is called “Siaga”, the Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center says. Center head Surono said Sunday in Jakarta the erupting Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi

Gunung Marapi volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia was raised to Level 2 alert

Gunung Marapi volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia was raised to Level 2 alert

Marapi volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia was raised to level 2 alert on 3rd August after continuous volcanic tremor was recorded. Earthquake activity was accompanied by 8 explosions and thick grey emissions rising 1 km above the summit. A 3 km exclusion zone has been