Merapi volcano (Central Java): increased seismic activity could indicate the start of a new lava dome growth

Volcano Discovery – Seismic activity has increased beneath Mount Merapi volcano in Central Java, Indonesia, in the last few days. The increase in so-called multiphase earthquakes is thought to indicate the beginning of the formation of a new lava dome. A volcanologist from the Selo observation post on the north side of the volcano is quoted “there is movement in the magma chamber in the form of a new lava dome formation. But we do not know the emission point because from Selo it is not visible”. It is planned to check the situation at the summit in the near future. “The status of Merapi still active normal.” Read article

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