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Ciremai volcano

Updated: Dec 10, 2022 10:01 GMT -
stratovolcano 3078 m (10,098 ft)
West Java (Indonesia), -6.89°S / 108.4°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 12 Dec 2021 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Ciremai (or Cereme) volcano close to the north coast of Java is a symmetric stratovolcano and among the most beautiful and largest of Java's active volcanoes. It contains a deep twin crater elongated in E-W direction.
Ciremai's historic eruptions were infrequent, and consited mainly in mild explosive activity and mud flows from the summit crater.

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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Ciremai volcano eruptions: 1951, 1937-38, 1805, 1775, 1772, 1698

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Background

Ciremai volcano was constructed on top of the northern rim of the older 4.5 x 5 km Geger Halang caldera, believed to be the result of a large Plinian eruption.

1937 eruption
On 24 June 1937, Cereme erupted again after 137 years. Ash eruptions caused ash fall in up to 10 km distance, and 3 earthquakes were felt in the area. Later, phreatic explosions occurred in the summit crater near the northern outer crater wall. On 2 October, a mudflow was produced reported to kill many fish in the river.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Wed, 24 Jun 2015, 06:00

Ciremai volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 24 June-30 June 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

According to the Darwin VAAC a pilot observed a small "smoke" plume rising from Cereme on 24 June; ash was not identified in satellite images. ... Read all
Wed, 29 Oct 2003, 06:00

Ciremai volcano (Western Java, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 October-4 November 2003 (New Activity / Unrest)

DVGHM raised the Alert Level at Cereme to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 13 October after increases in seismic and volcanic activity. During 13-19 October, the seismic network recorded 36 deep-volcanic earthquakes. Seismicity decreased during 20-26 October, with 7 deep-volcanic earthquakes recorded. ... Read all
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