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 1000027
Name: Merapi
Lat/Lon: -7.54 , 110.446
Event Date: 21 Jun 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: 21 Jun 2021 05:42 UTC

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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 16 Jun 2021 08:40.
BPPTKG reported that the lava domes just below Merapi?s SW rim and in the summit crater remained active during 4-10 June. The SW rim lava-dome volume was an estimated 1.3 million cubic meters on 8 June, and continued to shed material down the flank. A total of 12 pyroclastic flows traveled a maximum of 1.6 km down the SW flank and 1 km SE. Incandescent avalanches, recorded 52 times, traveled as far as 2 km down the SW flank and three times went 600 m SE. The volume of the summit lava dome was 2.1 million cubic meters on 8 June. 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: 4 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

El nuevo conocimiento del manto de la Tierra ayuda a explicar los volc ... Thu, 24 Jun 2021 19:25:00 +0200.

Frances Deegan, primera autora del estudio e investigadora del Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra de la Universidad de Uppsala, resume los hallazgos. “El magma se forma en el manto, y la composición del manto debajo de Indonesia solía se
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New Knowledge of Earth’s Mantle Helps to Explain Indonesia's Explosive ... Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:26:00 +0200.

Indonesia’s volcanoes are among the world’s most dangerous. Indonesia’s volcanoes are among the world’s most dangerous. Why? Through chemical analyses of tiny minerals in lava from Bali and Java, researchers from Uppsala University and else
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Why are volcanoes in Indonesia so dangerous?Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:05:00 +0200.

The Indonesian island chain was created by volcanism caused by one of Earth’s plates sliding beneath another. The Indonesian islands themselves are the tops of volcanoes rising from the ocean. Magma produced by volcanoes varies greatly in c
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Líbano, Indonesia, Mozambique, India y Guatemala, algunos de los proye ... Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:06:00 +0200.

La Fundación We Are Water termina la primera mitad de 2019 con nueve proyectos activos. Estos pretenden paliar, por un lado, las pérdidas y destrozos causados por las catástrofes naturales en Indonesia, Guatemala y Mozambique y, por el otro
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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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),