Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Merapi
in Indonesia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Merapi can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 1000030
Name: Merapi
Lat/Lon: -7.54 , 110.446
Event Date: 09 Aug 2021 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 4440000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 24400000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 7
Inserted at: 09 Aug 2021 07:56 UTC

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Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Merapi report has been published on 04 Aug 2021 09:22.
BPPTKG reported that the lava dome just below Merapi?s SW rim and the lava dome in the summit crater both remained active during 23-29 July. The SW rim lava-dome volume was an estimated 1.878 million cubic meters and material continued to collapse down the flank. The volume of the summit lava dome was 2.817 million cubic meters. A total of four pyroclastic flows descended the SW flank as far as 2.5 km. Lava avalanches traveled a maximum of 1.2 km SE (29 times), 2 km SW (145 times), 800 m W (four times), and 500 m NW (one time). Avalanches of material that descended the W flank originated from lava emplaced in 1992 and 1998, and material that descended the NW flank is from 1948 lava. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was warned to stay 5 km away from the summit. Source: Balai Penyelidikan dan Pengembangan Teknologi Kebencanaan Geologi (BPPTKG)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 3 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Nouvelle éruption, nouveaux clichés époustouflants du volcan Merapi2021-08-11T23:51+0200.

Le Merapi est à nouveau entré en éruption. D’après le centre de volcanologie d’Indonésie, le volcan de l’île de Java a grondé à deux reprises dans la nuit de mardi. Un premier mouvement a été détecté à 05h58 tandis qu’un second s’est déclen
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Indonésie : éruption du volcan Merapi2021-08-10T10:45+0200.

Kuala Lumpur. AA / Kuala Lumpur. Le volcan du mont Merapi sur l'île indonésienne de Java est entré en éruption à deux reprises, durant la matinée du mardi, créant des nuages ​​de fumée. Le Centre de volcanologie et d'atténuation des risques
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Vigilantes de la tierra2021-08-10T09:29+0200.

Los pueblos indígenas de todo el mundo cuentan leyendas que contienen señales de alerta para los desastres naturales. Poco antes de las 8 de la mañana del 26 de diciembre de 2004, las cigarras quedaron en silencio y el suelo tembló de const
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

USGS estimates the number of casualties for each earthquake for the Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) product.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (31), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),