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2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi

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Despite Deadly Eruption, Many in Indonesia Look Fondly on Mount Merapi

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Merapi Volcano Eruption 2010

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Experience: Life with Ash – Accounts from the 2010 Merapi Eruption

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Full Version of Volcanic Eruptions at Merapi Volcano, 29th October 2010 - Screener

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Indonesia’s most active volcano Mount Merapi erupted, sending ash 2,000 metres into the sky

In late October 2010, Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia began an increasingly violent series of eruptions that continued into November. Seismic activity around the volcano increased from mid-September onwards, culminating in repeated outbursts of 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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  • Mountains location 

  • Recent background 

  • Tuesday, 26 October 

  • Friday, 29 October 

  • Saturday, 30 October 

  • Monday, 1 November 

  • Tuesday, 2 November 

  • Wednesday, 3 November 

  • Thursday, 4 November 

  • Sunday, 7 November 

  • Tuesday, 9 November 

  • Lava dome deformation 

  • Casualties 

  • Civil impacts 

  • Air travel disruption 

  • Effect on Borobudur 

  • International reaction