Thursday, June 08, 2006

Merapi Volcano (Indonesia)

Continuous pyroclastic flows lasting as long as 12 minutes were observed at Merapi volcano today. Maximum runout distances were 5km. After the large event, further pyroclastic flows were occurring every 5 minutes, but the runout distances were less. This is an increase in activity at Merapi. Over the past two days 18,000 people have been evacuated from the volcano slopes. Merapi volcano remains at maximum level 4 alert.
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