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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