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Stratovolcano 2799 m / 9,183 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -8.06°S / 114.24°E
: normal or dormant
(1 out of 5)
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Ijen volcano eruptions:
1796, 1817, 1917, 1936, 1952, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000(?), 2002(?)
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Contains a large acid crater lake, intense fumarolic activity.
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Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia) news & activity updates
Thu, 4 Jun 2020, 08:03
Crater lake at Ijen volcano (image: @lubihph/twitter)
PVMBG reported that on 29 May a gas explosion at Ijen generated a plume that rose 820-1,640 ft (250-500 m)
above the surface of the lake. ...more
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
Impressions from our last expedition, which included a night-time visit at Ijen volcano to see the famous blue flames
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
Our expedition leader Andi visited Ijen crater during a period of elevated activity in May 2012, when lots of sulfur from the fumaroles was burning at night with blue and reddish flames, creating abstract photos.
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.
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
Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 22:15
The crater lake Kawah Ijen on 7 April 2012 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
Ijen volcano in East Java has calmed down again, although its alert level is still at 3 (out of 4). ...more
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