Merapi Volcano – November 2018

11th November

Published: 16/11/2018

Activity of the Volcano:

Main reason for visit to Merapi was to observe the new lava dome that has been growing within the boundries of the summit-crater since earlier this year (August?). On the 11th November I had a couple of hours clear view of Merapi from the South, standing around 4.5km from the summit. Some gas emissions were seen from the crater area, especially from the S/SW part of the summit crater, but also some from the new lava-dome. A comparison of the crater area of 2th June 2018 vs 11th November 2018 is attached below (Photo illustration 1.) and clearly shows the crater before and after the emergence of the lava-dome. The 2018 lava dome is growing on top of the 2010 lava dome.(source). The growing lava dome is now clearly visible from below and the volume of it was 273.000 m3 as of 7th November acc. to (PVMBG) Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation.

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Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo Illustration 1. Comparison of the crater area of June 2018 vs 11th November 2018. The new dome is clearly visible in the recent photo.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 1. Merapi seen from the South in the morning, just after sunrise.
aerial drone Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 2. Drone aerial photo, with Gendol river drainage in the forground and the uper part that is often referred to as Bebeng. Pyroclastic flows descended trough this drainage in both 2006 and 2010 (source)
aerial drone Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 3.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 4. View into the crater, with clouds, and gas from the crater partly covering it.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 5
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 6. The new lava-dome shows itself.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 7
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 8. Most of the gas emissions seemed to rise from fissures within the S/SE part of the crater, as seen in this photo.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 9
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 10
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 11
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 12. In this photo there seem to be gas emission originating from the new lava dome.
Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 13
aerial drone Merapi Volcano Java 2018 November lava-dome
Photo 14. Gendol river drainage, around 4.5km from the summit of Merapi. Pyroclastic flows entered this drainage in both 2006 and 2010 eruptions. (source)

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