Merapi (Indonesia)

Status Eruption Eruption 2019 2910m
Stratovolcano (Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km))

Merapi

Merapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, lies in one of the world's most densely populated areas and dominates the landscape immediately north of the major city of Yogyakarta. It is the youngest and southernmost of a volcanic chain extending NNW to Ungaran volcano. Growth of Old Merapi during the Pleistocene ended with major edifice collapse perhaps about 2000 years ago, leaving a large arcuate scarp cutting the eroded older Batulawang volcano. Subsequently growth of the steep-sided Young Merapi edifice, its upper part unvegetated due to frequent eruptive activity, began SW of the earlier collapse scarp. Pyroclastic flows and lahars accompanying growth and collapse of the steep-sided active summit lava dome have devastated cultivated lands on the western-to-southern flanks and caused many fatalities during historical time.

Merapi stratovolcano in central Java is capped by an unvegetated, growing lava-dome complex. The modern edifice of Merapi, at the left in this view, is constructed to the SE of the arcuate scarp on the right formed by destruction of the older Batulawang volcano. Merapi is one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes. Periodic collapse of its growing lava dome has produced pyroclastic flows and lahars that have devastated populated areas below the volcano.

Photo by Yustinus Sulistiyo, 1994 (Volcanological Survey of Indonesia).

Last updated 2020-02-24 02:00:04

Latest activity

Halo #WargaMerapi, Berikut ini kami sampaikan Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 23 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. Tingkat aktivitas Waspada (Level II). #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-24 01:44:00 UTC ()

Halo #WargaMerapi, Berikut ini kami sampaikan Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 22 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. Tingkat aktivitas Waspada (Level II). #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-23 02:39:00 UTC ()

Halo #WargaMerapi, Berikut ini kami sampaikan Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 21 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. Tingkat aktivitas Waspada (Level II). #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-22 05:08:00 UTC ()

Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi tanggal 14-20 Februari 2020. - Kubah lava saat ini dalam kondisi stabil. - Tingkat aktivitas Waspada (Level II). - Rekomendasi jarak bahaya 3 km dari puncak. Di luar radius tsb masyarakat dapat beraktivitas seperti biasa.

BPPTKG - 2020-02-21 11:50:00 UTC ()

Infografis Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 20 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. #Statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-21 02:53:00 UTC ()

Selamat pagi warga #Merapi Berikut kami sampaikan Infografis Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 19 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-20 02:21:00 UTC ()

Infografis Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 18 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-19 04:13:00 UTC ()

Infografis Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 17 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-18 04:17:00 UTC ()

Infografis Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 16 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-17 03:44:00 UTC ()

Halo #WargaMerapi, Berikut ini kami sampaikan Laporan Aktivitas Gunung #Merapi periode pengamatan 15 Februari 2020 pukul 00:00-24:00 WIB. Tingkat aktivitas Waspada (Level II). #statuswaspada sejak 21 Mei 2018

BPPTKG - 2020-02-16 00:42:00 UTC ()

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