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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) 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.

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From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
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Semeru volcano (East-Java, Indonesia), eruption news: small pyroclastic flows

Thu, 12 Jun 2008, 09:39
09:39 AM |
Small pyroclastic flows and rockfall avalanches have been observed at Semeru since 22 May. The pyroclastic flows travelled a maximum distance of 2.5 km from the active crater.

Previous news

Thu, 22 May 2008, 07:47
Semeru's activity is increasing and VSI has increased the alert level to 3 (out of 4), recommending to keep at least 4 km away from the summit. ... read all
Thu, 24 Apr 2008, 22:17
Based on pilot observations, the Darwin VAAC reported that a plume from Semeru rose vertically to an altitude of 6.1 km (20,000 ft) a.s.l. on 21 April. ... read all
Thu, 27 Sep 2007, 19:42
A pilot reported a ash plume that rose up to 7 km on 22 September but there wasn´t ash detected on satellite images. ... read all
Thu, 30 Nov 2006, 09:33
Based on a pilot report, the Darwin VAAC reported an ash plume riging to 7.6 km (25,000 ft) on 22 November, drifting to the S. Various other reports and news sources indicate that the crater's typical strombolian is relatively powerful these days and that blocks and bombs are frequently ejected outside the crater. ... read all
Fri, 18 Aug 2006, 03:58
Strombolian activity at Semeru was observed to be weak during the past days when our group observed and climbed the volcano. Ash emissions are taking place at irregular intervals of 5-20 minutes and rarely exceed 300-500 m in height. During the night, only little incandescent bombs and blocks are visible.  ... read all
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