Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia) news & activity updates
Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 08:39
Access to the volcano's famous crater lake (and its sulfur mining area) has been temporarily closed by authorities. It seems that weak phreatic explosions occurred under the lake on 1 October, without causing damage or fatalities. ...more
Wed, 17 Dec 2014, 11:08
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 17:02
Due to decreased volcanic seismicity the Alert Level for Ijen was lowered to 1 (on a scale of 1-4) on 11 August.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013, 10:05
CVGHM reported that during 1 July-25 August diffuse white plumes rose 100-150 m above Ijen's crater, the lake water was light green, and seismicity decreased. ...more
Wed, 3 Apr 2013, 09:50
Authorities have decided to close access to Kawah Ijen. The decision was based on elevated seismic and degassing activity observed since 20 March. Gas plumes often reach more than 100 m in height.
Tue, 25 Sep 2012, 17:55
Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia) activity update: increased steaming and seismicity, alert level raised on 24 July
Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 10:05
The alert level of Ijen volcano was raised from 2 to 3 (out of 4) on 24 July due to an increase in steaming and seismicity.
Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia) activity update: decreasing activity, Alert Level lowered to 2 (out of 4) on 13 May 2012
Tue, 15 May 2012, 10:05
During 1-30 April white plumes from Ijen rose 100-200 m above the crater; during 1-11 May diffuse white plumes rose 50-100 m. ...more [read all]
Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 22:15
Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia) activity update: increased water temperature, strong degassing and steaming
Sun, 25 Mar 2012, 10:05
CVGHM reported on 25 March that Ijen's lake water chemistry changed during 10 January-17 March, exhibiting a significant increase in carbon dioxide, especially after 5 February, and an increase in acidity. The lake surface temperature increased from 28.8 degrees Celsius on 3 March to 45.1 degrees Celsius on 17 March. The lake water temperature at a depth of 5 m also rose from 42.7 to 44.7 degrees Celsius on 3 and 17 March, respectively. Seismicity increased starting in March. The Alert Level remained at 2.