30th June 2012
Type of activity:Lava dome growth.
Revisited Merapi again on the 30th June in the purpose of getting a view from the south and to continue locating safe GPS locations for photography ahead of a potential eruption in the future (the locations where these photos were taken is tough a hazard area for pyroclastic flows and lahars). During the last visit in May I got a very good view from the west of the Volcano, but at that time it was cloudy when I got to the south. This time the weather was mostly good, however I arrived in the area a bit too late as haze had already start to build up