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Stratovolcano 3676 m (12,060 ft)
East Java, Indonesia, -8.11°S / 112.92°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
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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
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Explosive. Near constant strombolian activity, occasionally stronger explosions, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
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Semeru Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: HIGH-IMPACT ERUPTION TO FL460 MOV E OBS VA DTG: 16/1245Z to 46000 ft (14000 m)

Saturday May 16, 2020 13:00 PM | BY: VN

Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 16 May 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 16 May 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 46000 ft (14000 m) altitude or flight level 460 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU03 at 12:44 UTC, 16/05/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200516/1245Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/75
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: HIGH-IMPACT ERUPTION TO FL460 MOV E
OBS VA DTG: 16/1245Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL460 S0811 E11251 - S0806 E11248 - S0756
E11253 - S0753 E11309 - S0757 E11336 - S0803 E11338 - S0806
E11327 - S0813 E11314 MOV E 30KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 16/1845Z SFC/FL460 S0810 E11251 - S0802
E11251 - S0750 E11301 - S0733 E11354 - S0740 E11504 - S0805
E11505 - S0821 E11408 - S0814 E11305
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 17/0045Z SFC/FL460 S0809 E11249 - S0759
E11249 - S0734 E11354 - S0739 E11502 - S0805 E11505 - S0823
E11408 - S0817 E11308
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 17/0645Z SFC/FL460 S0809 E11248 - S0758
E11249 - S0733 E11354 - S0740 E11503 - S0806 E11505 - S0823
E11406
RMK: ERUPTION TO FL460 MOV E. ERUPTION APPEARS TO BE
ONGOING. MODEL WINDS SUGGEST VA BELOW FL200 MAY MOVE SW 5KT,
HOWEVER LOW-LEVELS ARE OBSCURED BY MET CLOUD. HEIGHT AND
FORECAST BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 16/1220Z IMAGERY AND MODEL
GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200516/1345Z

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