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: 27 Mar 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: 27 Mar 2020 15:24 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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Mount MerapiFri, 27 Mar 2020 12:06:00 +0100.

. Mount Merapi Gunung Merapi (literally Fire Mountain in ), is an located on the border between and . It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548. It is located approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) north o
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Le volcan Merapi, en Indonésie, en éruption avec des cendres à 5 kilom ... Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:04:00 +0100.

Le volcan Merapi, sur l’île indonésienne de Java, est entré en éruption et a propulsé ce vendredi des cendres à une hauteur de 5 kilomètres. En raison de l’activité continue du volcan, le niveau d’alerte reste au troisième et plus haut nive
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La empatía es la clave para frenar el temor colectivoSun, 22 Mar 2020 12:29:00 +0100.

Aldana Alfaro explica que la otra dimensión es la confluencia de intereses económicos y de la información clara de las instituciones públicas, que es fundamental. Indicó que la información se toma diferente, de acuerdo con el tipo de poblac
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Church of God donates $160,000 for COVID-19 responseSun, 22 Mar 2020 06:39:00 +0100.

By Han Myung-duck The Coronavirus Disease-19 outbreak has been declared a global pandemic. There was a gradual decline in COVID-19 cases in South Korea, but new clusters of infections are emerging, which makes it harder for the country to f
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),