Merapi volcano 2-3th June 2018

Activity of the Volcano

Merapi volcano was raised to alert level II (out of 4) on the 21th May 2018, after several (phreatic) eruptions had occurred leading up to this date (11th, 21th May) but also on the 31th May and 1th June. The Indonesian authorities have also recorded a increase is seismic events (Tremor, VTs and degassing (hembusan) events). Indonesian Authorities (via @BPPTKG) was quoted in Indonesian news, 24th May, commenting, that Merapi volcano is currently “leaning towards a magmatic eruption”, adding that during a eruption 02:56 24th May, Incandescence had been observed in the crater.

I visited the area on the 2-3th June. On the both days degassing plumes were visible at all times, stronger than what I observed in May.  On the 3th June a small ash-plume was observed in the morning, and authorities reported ash-fall in the district of Selo 30min after.

The volcano remain on level 2 (as of 8th June 2018)

I also visited Merapi in May, see small report here.

 

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Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
Peak of Merapi seen early morning. Weak gas emission engulfs the crater. (2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
Close up on the dome. (Note: These photos are taken with a zoom lens, around 4km from the volcano) )(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(2th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
Sunrise on the 3th June from NW of Merapi
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
Small ash-plume emerges from the summit crater (3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
30 minute after the ash-plume occurred, authorities reported of ash-fall in the district of Selo, North of Merapi. The Plume only lasted for around 15min. (3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merapi volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
(3th June)
Merbabu volcano June 2018 Indonesia Yogyakarta
Merbabu volcano (3th June)

 



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