20 - Mount Merapi-2


10th November 2010

Metop A Data (c) EUMETSAT 2010. Processed with David Taylor's MetopManager and HRPT Reader

The 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi began in late October 2010 when Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continue into November. Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts lava and ashes.

Large eruption columns formed, causing numerous pyroclastic flows down the heavily populated slopes of the volcano.

Merapi's eruption was said by authorities to be the largest since the 1870s.

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