Merapi volcano lies in a very
populated part of Java, not far from the city of Yogyakarta.
When it erupts, it tends to produce large pyroclastic flows of
ash, hot gas and rocks that flows like a liquid down the steep
sides of the volcano. A series of eruptions in 2006 killed two
and caused damage to villages at the base of the mountain. The
summit elevation is 2,914 meters (9,560 ft)