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Semeru volcano
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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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
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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: MULTIPLE DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL140 MOV S to 14000 ft (4300 m)

Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 23:45
23:45 PM | BY: VN
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 Sep 2020
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 17 Sep 2020
Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Darwin warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 14000 ft (4300 m) altitude or flight level 140 .
The full report is as follows:

FVAU02 at 23:39 UTC, 17/09/20 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200917/2340Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/204
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8, CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: MULTIPLE DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS TO FL140
MOV S
OBS VA DTG: 17/2340Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 S0805 E11258 - S0822 E11256 - S0821
E11248 - S0804 E11254 MOV S 15KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 18/0540Z SFC/FL140 S0804 E11255 - S0804
E11257 - S0844 E11253 - S0838 E11232
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 18/1140Z SFC/FL140 S0806 E11257 - S0844
E11244 - S0832 E11225 - S0804 E11255
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 18/1740Z SFC/FL140 S0806 E11257 - S0843
E11244 - S0832 E11225 - S0804 E11255
RMK: MULTIPLE MINOR DISCRETE VA EMISSIONS OBS ON SAT IMAGERY
MOV S FROM SUMMIT AND DISSIPATING QUICKLY. HEIGHT AND
FORECAST BASED ON 17/2312Z VONA, 17/2315Z HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY
AND MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200918/0540Z

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