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 263250
Name: Merapi
Lat/Lon: -7.54 , 110.446
Event Date: 13 Feb 2020 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: 13 Feb 2020 07:13 UTC

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Indonesia - Mount Merapi volcanic eruption (ECHO 13 Feb 2020)Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:00

  • Mount Merapi, located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces erupted an ash column of 2,000 metres on 13 February, sending volcanic ash north-west.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), an Alert Level 2 is in place and residents and tourists are recommended to remain outside a 3 km radius from the centre of the volcano. 
  • An orange aviation advisory is also in effect over the area.
Indonesia - Mount Merapi volcanic eruption (ECHO 16 Oct 2019)Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00

  • Mount Merapi, located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces erupted with an ash column of 3,000 metres on 14 October.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), the volcanic ash moved south-west, reaching the districts of Dukun, Salam and Srumbung (Magelang Regency, central Java Province).
  • The authorities provided masks for those affected by the ash fall and have issued a hazard range radius of 3 km from the centre of the volcano.
  • The national volcanology agency issued an orange volcano observatory notice for aviation, indicating the possibility of a further eruption.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 34 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

20h54 Indonésie : le volcan Merapi est entré en éruptionFri, 14 Feb 2020 21:05:00 +0100.

Les cendres volcaniques ont recouvert une zone de 10 km2 autour du volcan , selon le Centre de prévention des risques volcaniques et géologiques. Les habitants ont l’interdiction de s’approcher à moins de 3 km du cratère "proche de la capit
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VIDÉO | Lave en fusion et nuage de cendres: la spectaculaire éruption ... Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:56:00 +0100.

Le volcan Merapi en Indonésie, l’un des plus actifs au monde, est entré en éruption jeudi et a craché de la lave incandescente et de la fumée qui a formé un large panache de plus de 2.000 mètres dans le ciel. Les autorités n’ont pas relevé
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Cronaca DIRETTA: Esplode il vulcano Merapi, VIDEO spettacolare tra get ... Fri, 14 Feb 2020 05:35:00 +0100.

Vulcano Merapi torna in eruzione. Il vulcano Merapi (in lingua locale montagna di fuoco) è un vulcano molto attivo e pericolos o dell'Indonesia, alto quasi 3000m si trova sull'Isola di Giava ed è caratterizzato da cicli di eruzioni pliniane
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ERUPTION Le volcan Merapi, l’un des plus actifs au monde, est entré en ... Fri, 14 Feb 2020 04:16:00 +0100.

Le volcan Merapi, en Indonésie, est l'un des plus actifs au monde. — Algi Febri Sugita. C’est l’un des plus actifs au monde. Le volcan Merapi en Indonésie est entré en éruption ce jeudi. Il a craché de la lave incandescente et de la fumée,
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (29), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),