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Mt Merapi Fact File
Height: 9551 ft
Location: Central Java, Indonesia
Type: Active
Type of Volcano: Composite
Indo-Australian plate is sliding
under the Eurasian plate
Plate:
(subduction zone)
Type of Lava: Andesitic Lava…read more

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Some Past Eruptions
1745 1752 1755 1786 1797 1807 1810 1812 1813 1820
1822 1823 1828 1832 1835 1837 1838 1840 1846 1847
1848 1849 1854 1862 1864 1865 1867 1869 1872 1873
1879 1883 1884 1885 1888 1889 1891 1893 1894 1897
1902 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1913 1915 1918 1921
1922 1923 1931 1935 1940 1943 1945 1953 1958 1961
1969 1971 1990 1992 2001 2006 2007 2010
Frequent Eruptions = ACTIVE Volcano…read more

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25th October 2010
to
26th October 2010
· Erupted three times at 2.04pm, 2.24pm, 3.15
pm.
· 18 people were found dead due to burns and
respiratory problems.
· Thousands were evacuated within a radius of
10.2km around the slopes of the volcano.
· Pyroclastic activity began to subside
· Column of smoke rose 1.5km vertically…read more

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27th October 2010
to
29th October 2010
· 10km evacuation zone
remained
· Death toll raised to 30,
inc the volcano's spiritual gatekeeper.
·Lava ejection with hot ash clouds fell down
the slopes by 3km
·volcanic activity appeared to be easing
pressure behind a lava dome that had formed
in the crater…read more

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30 October 2010 and onwards ...
· Eruptions start again, this time louder and
stronger
· Ash fell more than 30km away
· Magma continues to push its way up the lava
dome
· Merapi exploded causing a 2km vertical high
fire ball to rise from the mountain
· This caused raining sand to fall on places up
to 10km from the mountain.…read more

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