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Steam from the Sileri crater (Dieng volcano) during yesterday's eruption (image: Dok via SuaraMerdeka)
Monday, Jul 03, 2017
A sudden steam-driven explosion (phreatic eruption) occurred yesterday from the Sileri crater in the Dieng volcanic complex, injuring several people. According to BNPB (Civil Protection), 17 people suffered mostly minor injuries (burns, fractures, cuts) and at least 10 were transported to a hospital. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
Alert level was lowered back to normal (1 out of 4). After the peak of the latest crisis in March 2013, activity (in particular gas emission levels) has calmed down to normal levels. [more]
 

Dieng volcano eruptions

Complex volcano 2565 m (8415 ft)
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.22°S / 109.9°E
Eruption list: 2017, 2011, 2009, 2005, 1993, 1986, 1981, 1979, 1964, 1956, 1954, 1953, 1952 (?), 1944, 1943, 1939, 1928, 1883-84, 1847, 1826, 1825, 1786, 1776 (?), 1375


September 2009 eruption
One or two phreatic eruptions occured at Sileri crater on 26-27 September.

January 2009 eruption - landslide and phreatic explosion
A small phreatic eruption occured on 16 Jan 2009 at Sibateng crater.

1992 gas eruption
A sudden gas emissions ocurred at 16h00 on 18 March 1992. One person was killed by CO2 in a river valles 200 m W of Sikidang Crater, and two people trying to rescue him had to be hospitalized.

1979 eruption - deadly gas emissions
The last eruption at Dieng causing a large number of fatalities happened on 20 February 1979. Large gas emissions (CO2, most likely, or H2S) occured along with at least two phreatic eruptions from Sinila and Sigludung craters. At least 149 people were killed, when they fled the explosions and were cought in the deadly gas cloud. Many hundreds were severely injured.
Around 15,000 people were evacuated from six villages near Sinila. Fish and livestock were killed by the eruption. The eruption had been preceded by at least 3 felt earthquakes.

1964 eruption
An eruption in 1964 caused 114 deaths.

1944 eruption
An explosion occurred from Kawah Sileri crater during the night of 4 Dec 1944. The powerful explosion occured in darkness and showered rocks and boiling mud over parts of the villages Kepakisan, Sekalem, Sidolok, Pagerkandang, Djawera and Kepakisanlor. in complete darkness. Some blocks were thrown up to 1 km distance from the vent. An estimated 117 people people were killed, and more than 200 severely injured by ballistic impact and burns from boiling mud.

1939 eruption
A violent phreatic eruption happened at Dieng volcano on 13th October 1939 near the northern side of the Chinese cementary. Hot mud erupted from a new fissure. Activity ended on 3 November 1939.

1928 eruption
A phreatic explosion in 1928 near Timpang killed about 40 people, one by a falling block.

Eruptions in 1826 and 1827
The eruptions in 1826 and 1827 caused several fatalities.

1786 eruption
Fissures opened in the ground and destroyed the village of Jamping killing 38 people.
 

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