Merapi Volcano April 2017

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15-16th April 2017

Photos from this visit was taken from the southern side of Merapi. Merapi was seen emitting a sparse but continous plume of gas on both days of observation. In some of the photos I have captured relatively detailed photos of the new lava dome that is situated in the middle of the crater. The dome however, does not seem to have grown substantially,in the last few years. (see comparison with photos from the same angle I took in May 2014) In fact I am not sure if this dome should be catagorized as a “new” lava dome or if is the remnants of the lava-dome that sat in the crater before/during the 2010 eruption.

Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017 Indonesia
Merapi seen from a distance (15th April)
Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017 Indonesia
Merapi was seen emitting a sparse but continous plume of gas. (15th April)
Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017 Indonesia
Sunrise over Merapi. The extinct Merbabu volcano is seen behind Merapi. Merapi seen from a distance (16th April)
Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
Clear views from the foot of the mountain (16th April)
DJI Aerial Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
Aerial views. The nearest settlement is seen on the lower-right of the photo. Villages this close on the southern slope of Merapi is in danger of being hit by pyroclastic flows, during its major eruptions. (16th April)
DJI Aerial Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
(16th April)
Merapi Volcano Lava-Dome Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
View into the collapsed crater of Merapi. The new lava dome is situated in the middle of the crater. The dome however, does not seem to have grown substantially, the last few years. In fact I am not sure if this dome should be catagorized as a “new” lava dome or it is the remnants of the lava-dome that sat in the crater before/during the 2010 eruption. (16th April)
Merapi Volcano Crater Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
(16th April)
Merapi Volcano Central-Java Yogyakarta 2017
(16th April)

 



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