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Semeru volcano (East Java, Indonesia): vulcanian activity persists

Fri, 20 Jan 2023, 05:34 05:34 AM | BY: MARTIN
Vulcanian eruption from Semeru volcano on 18 Jan (image: PVMBG)
Vulcanian eruption from Semeru volcano on 18 Jan (image: PVMBG)
Heat radiation of the viscous lava flow emanating from the lava dome as seen in a satellite image on 10 Jan (image: Sentinel 2)
Heat radiation of the viscous lava flow emanating from the lava dome as seen in a satellite image on 10 Jan (image: Sentinel 2)
Vulcanian-type eruptions continue to take place from Jonggring Saloko crater at roughly regular intervals every 15-30 minutes. Grey ash plumes rose about 500 meters above the crater over the past days, throwing lava bombs in various directions.
The volcano observatory reported a seismic signal with a maximum amplitude of 20 mm and a duration of 100 seconds.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 20 January 2023

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Wed, 18 Jan 2023, 15:00

Semeru volcano (Eastern Java) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 11 January-17 January 2023 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that the eruption at Semeru continued during 3-10 January with daily ash plumes of variable densities rising above the summit. At 0737 on 10 January white-and-brown ash plumes rose 500 m above the summit and drifted N. A gray-to-brown ash plume at 0532 on 11 January rose 200 m and drifted N. ... Read all
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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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