Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi is Indonesia?s most volatile volcano located on the Java Island. Its largest eruptions occurred in the year 1006, spreading ashes throughout central Java. Almost half of Merapi?s eruptions have been accompanied by pyroclastic flows (clouds of superheated gases and incandescent solid particles), which has caused thousands of deaths.
On August 8, the volcano erupted in the densely populated Java island, emitting smoke and gas high into the air and sending streams of lava and gases down the slopes. It had released clouds of hot ash at least 7 times during that day as well as a series of fast-moving pyroclastic flows.

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