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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.

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))

Semeru volcano (East Java): continuing lava dome growth and lava extrusion

Wed, 26 Nov 2014, 09:55
09:55 AM | BY: T
The active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
The active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Close-up of the active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Close-up of the active lava dome of Semeru in late Nov 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
A recent visit at the summit of the volcano by our expedition leader Andi and Markus confirmed that "Semeru's lava dome is growing bigger and wider, and now has a diameter of 100-200 m.
Strombolian explosions occur from time to time and eject bombs up to 100 m above the vent. Gas venting from two vents is loud and continuous.
According to our observations, part of the dome has collapsed recently to the south flank. A moderately viscous lava forms a long tongue descending into the southern ravine"
Previous news
Sun, 21 Sep 2014, 10:02
Strombolian activity in Semeru seen in mid Sep 2014 (photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
Our recent tour group on Java observed mild ongoing strombolian activity in the volcano's summit crater. read all
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 13:06
The slow extrusion of a lava flow from the summit crater continues and forms a dark tongue extending a few 100 meters. Rockfalls detaching from it roll frequently down the Kembar ravine on the southern flank. read all
Wed, 23 Jul 2014, 14:15
Glow from Semeru's summit at night (VSI webcam)
Activity, weak during the past months, seems to have picked up. A new lava flow has started to slowly descend the southeastern slope. ... read all
Fri, 18 Oct 2013, 13:02
A pilot observed a small ash eruption this morning. The volcano had recently been very calm, but this could be a sign it is getting more active again. ... read all
Wed, 25 Jul 2012, 07:58
The active lava dome inside Semeru's summit crater as seen on 19 July (Photo: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery)
The lava dome of Semeru volcano, East Java, is active and growing slowly our recent expedition group observed on 18-19 July during our trekking tour Volcanoes of Java. read all

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