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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
Typical eruption style:
Explosive. Near constant strombolian activity, occasionally stronger explosions, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
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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))

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Semeru volcano news & eruption updates

Semeru volcano (East-Java, Indonesia): Swiss climber missing for 10 days

Monday Jun 13, 2016 11:04 AM | BY: T

Access to the mountain was closed after a 26 year-old Swiss climber has been missing for 10 days now since he climbed the volcano on 3 June.
The young man who climbed the volcano without a guide was reported missing by a travel companion who had been in a different location for a few days and could notice his absence only 3 days later. Despite intense efforts, local search-and-rescue teams have so far been unsuccessful to locate the young man. It can only be speculated about his fate, but chances of his survival seem dwindling.
The most likely causes for the accident are lost orientation on the mountain during ascent or descent, or perhaps falling into one of the difficult-to-access steep ravines draining on the volcano's steep slopes.
Semeru with its 3676 m elevation can also be subject to extreme weather (lightning storms etc), in addition to elevated hazards, in the summit region, due to explosive volcanic activity. In 2000, several volcanologists were killed near the active crater by ballistic bombs ejected during an explosion.
Previous news
View of Semeru's lava flow on the southern flank (PVMBG webcam)
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016
The activity has not changed significantly for several months at Java's highest and most active volcano. The lava flow on the upper southern flank of the volcano remains active. Due to the steep incline, incandescent rockfalls from its side and front are relatively frequent. ... [more]

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016
A pyroclastic flow (hot avalanche of fragmented volcanic material) occurred on the volcano's southern side yesterday morning, reaching 4.5 km length and producing an ash plume that rose to 26,000 ft (8 km) altitude. Darwin VAAC raised the aviation color code to RED. ... [more]
The active lava dome inside Semeru's crater in early Nov 2015 (image: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
Monday, Nov 09, 2015
The lava dome inside the summit crater continues to grow slowly. Andi climbed the volcano a few days ago and observed continuous degassing, sometimes followed by minor explosions. [more]
Thursday, Oct 08, 2015
PVMBG reported that during August-29 September both white plumes and gray-to-brownish plumes from Semeru were observed rising as high as 600 m above the crater and drifting in multiple directions; inclement weather sometimes prevented observations. ... [more]
Eruption from Semeru on 11 June 2015 (photo: Aris Yanto)
Monday, Jun 15, 2015
Japa's highest volcano has resumed its typical, intermittent ash-righ explosions. ... [more]

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