Merapi: new dome growth

On the Indonesian website it is reported that the Merapi has entered a new phase with dome growth. This information comes from Agus Budi Santoso, the head of the Merapi Volcano section at the BPPTKG. The new intrusion is the 7th phase since the beginning of the eruption and is accompanied by explosive activity and deep seismic. The larger eruptions in the first half of the year would have more than halved the volume of the lava dome to 200,000 cubic metres. Now it looks as if the dome is getting bigger again, increasing the potential danger.