Published: 19th June
Activity of the Volcano:
Observed Merapi for a few hours in the evening of the 16th June and morning of the 17th June. Small rockfall events were seen, and heard from my location around 4km from the summit.
As I noted in my short report from May, It seems from the most recent photo of the summit area, that the front part (Southern part) of the lava-dome has undergone some morphological changes the last 6 months. This is very likely the result of the frequent small rockfall-collapse events that have taken place, and still occurs almost daily up until today, as lava extrusion still occurs. Indonesian Authorities (BPPTKG) noted in a press release of the 14th June, that the volume of the Lava dome is still around 458.000 m3.
This is my personal notes, and should not be considered as Official information regarding the volcano or its activity. For updated information and official statements on the volcanic activity of Merapi Volcano, visit the Indonesian authorities website MAGMA Indonesia. and Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation`(PVMBG) and BMKG – Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics. On Twitter (@id_magma , @vulkanologi_mbg and @infoBMKG)
The restriction/danger zone for Merapi is as of 19th June at 3km from the summit-crater, recommended by the Indonesian `Center for Volcanology and Geology and the volcano is at Level 2.
Total photos in this article: 12 (Available in Jpg/Raw.). (50+ photos not published)
Total videos: 1 (drone) (Available in 4K)