Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Merapi
in Indonesia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Merapi can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 263250
Name: Merapi
Lat/Lon: -7.54 , 110.446
Event Date: 14 Oct 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 4440000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 24400000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 4
Population Exposure Index PEI: 7
Inserted at: 14 Oct 2019 15:37 UTC


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Indonesia - Mount Merapi volcanic eruption (ECHO 16 Oct 2019)Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:00

  • Mount Merapi, located between Central Java and Yogyakarta provinces erupted with an ash column of 3,000 metres on 14 October.
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB), the volcanic ash moved south-west, reaching the districts of Dukun, Salam and Srumbung (Magelang Regency, central Java Province).
  • The authorities provided masks for those affected by the ash fall and have issued a hazard range radius of 3 km from the centre of the volcano.
  • The national volcanology agency issued an orange volcano observatory notice for aviation, indicating the possibility of a further eruption.
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (28), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),