The extrusive eruption of the volcano continues at elevated levels today.
A series of strong pyroclastic flows were released from the actively growing lava dome in the inner summit crater this morning at about 06:00 local time. Gravitational collapse of the lava dome parts generated the block-and-ash flows that descended the SW flank of the volcano. Glowing avalanches reached 800 m-1200 m in the Kali Krasak drainage and lasted approx. 83-122 seconds.
Indonesia’s most active #volcano erupts, causing a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) down its slopes.
Mount Merapi spews volcanic materials in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as it continues to erupt on Tuesday.
Merapi #volcano in Java, Indonesia pyroclastic flow Jan 20 th morning . The eruption continues on its gradually increasing trend.
Pyroclastic flows – turbulent and hot avalanches of hot lava rocks, ash and volcanic gasses mixed together.