Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - app for iPhone & iPad

Guaranteed tours:
11-29 Aug 2020: Kamchatka - Land of Colors - Kamchatka (Russia)
21-31 Aug 2020: Islands of Fire and Whales - Kurile Islands (Russia)
3-19 Sep 2020: Volcanoes of Java - Java (Indonesia)
29 Sep - 5 Oct 2020: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
10-18 Oct 2020: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
14-27 Nov 2020: Desert, salt and volcanoes - Danakil desert (Ethiopia)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
Semeru volcano
Stratovolcano 3676 m (12,060 ft)
East Java, Indonesia, -8.11°S / 112.92°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Semeru webcams / live data | Reports
Semeru volcano videos
Semeru volcano books | Tours
Semeru volcano eruptions:
1818, 1829, 1830, 1832, 1836, 1838, 1842, 1844, 1845, 1848, 1849(?), 1851, 1856, 1857, 1865, 1866(?), 1887, 1887, 1888, 1889-91, 1892, 1893, 1893-94, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909-10, 1910-11, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1941-42, 1945, 1946, 1946-47, 1950-64, 1967-ongoing
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Near constant strombolian activity, occasionally stronger explosions, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
Last earthquakes nearby
Semeru volcano tours
From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
Volcanoes of Java (17-days walking and trekking tour on Java)
Volcanoes of East Java (4-5 days walking tour to Bromo, Semeru and Ijen)
Bromo, Semeru, Ijen (trekking tour to Semeru, Bromo, Ijen volcanoes (East Java))

Latest satellite images

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8

 

Semeru volcano news & eruption updates

Semeru volcano (East Java, Indonesia): incandescent material reaching a maximum distance

Thursday Apr 09, 2020 07:55 AM | BY: MARTIN

Semeru volcano (image: PVMBG)
Semeru volcano (image: PVMBG)
PVMBG recorded today an explosion that generated an ash plume, which reached approx. 14,000 ft (4,260 m) altitude. Incandescent material is being ejected to an approx. height of 10-50 meters above the Seloko Jongring crater and descended 700 m, reaching a maximum distance of 950 m from the crater.
The seismic station records 14 volcano-tectonic earthquakes.
The Alert Level remained at 2.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 1 km distance from the main crater and 4 km on the SSE flank.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 9 April 2020
Previous news
Gas plumes from Semeru volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020
PVMBG reported that during 23-29 March white plumes rose 328 ft (100 m) above the summit. ... [more]
Lava flows on the south flank on Semeru volcano (image: Sentinel 2)
Thursday, Mar 12, 2020
PVMBG reported that on 3 March a pyroclastic flow was generated from collapsing material at the end of a 750-m-long lava flow on the S flank. The pyroclastic flow lasted nine minutes based on seismic data which traveled 2.3 km down the south flank. This was reported at 17:33 local time. ... [more]
Lava flows traveled down the slopes of Semeru volcano (image: Twitter)
Thursday, Mar 05, 2020
PVMBG reported that during February and 1-2 March an explosions at the volcano generated a grey ash plumes, which rose approx. 656 ft-1,640 ft (200 m-500 m) above the summit crater. ... [more]
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.