Saturday, November 13, 2010

Merapi Volcano, Indonesia - John Seach

On Friday ash emissions at Merapi volcano, Indonesia reached 1000 m above the summit. Moderate intensity roaring sounds were heard coming from the volcano. Small amount of ashfall was reported at Medari and Seyegan Kab. Sleman. Two pyroclastic flows were recorded. The first occurred at 12:54 with a duration of 3 minutes and a runout distance of 4 km towards K. Gendol and K. Talang. The second pyroclastic flow occurred at 17:38. Lahars down K. Boyong have reached villages 16 km from the summit Merapi. Satellite images show an ash plume extending 150 nautical miles SW of Merapi to a height of 25,000 ft.
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