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Ijen volcano
Stratovolcano 2799 m / 9,183 ft
East Java, Indonesia, -8.06°S / 114.24°E
Current status: 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

Ijen volcano (East Java, Indonesia): activity calms down

Tue, 17 Apr 2012, 22:15
22:15 PM | BY: T
The crater lake Kawah Ijen on 7 April 2012 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
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).
Our expedition leader Andi visited the volcano and the observatory and confirms that seismic activity and degassing from the lake have decreased during the past 2-3 weeks. However, PVMBG ( the Volcanological Survey of Indonesia) still keeps the status at level 3 ("eruption warning") and the crater is off-limits to tourists.
Previous news
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. ... read all
Mon, 12 Mar 2012, 14:45
The official alert level for Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia, has been raised again to 3 ("alert") due to an increase in activity, our Indonesian correspondant Andi reports. ... read all
Thu, 9 Feb 2012, 16:21
The crater of Ijen is again open for visitors. The Indonesian Geological Survey lowered the alert level for Ijen volcano yesterday back from 3 (where it had been since 18 Dec, on a scale of 1-4) to 2. ... read all
Wed, 28 Dec 2011, 09:23
Ijen volcano in East Java, famous for its turquoise crater lake and the massive sulfur deposits inside the crater, might be close to an eruption. ... read all
Fri, 16 Dec 2011, 17:54
The alert level of Ijen volcano in East Java has been raised to alert/unrest (2 out of 4) due to increased seismic activity and increased temperatures and fumaroles inside the crater, famous for its turquoise acid lake and the sulfur deposits, which are being quarried by workers. read all
 

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