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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)
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Semeru volcano (East-Java, Indonesia): mild strombolian activity in summit crater

Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 08:08
08:08 AM | BY: T
Weak explosive activity at Semeru on 26 July 2016 (image: Yoga Ikhsanto / facebook)
Weak explosive activity at Semeru on 26 July 2016 (image: Yoga Ikhsanto / facebook)
During an ongoing tour in East Java, our small group observed glow and mild explosive (strombolian) activity from Semeru volcano's summit crater. The lava flow in the southern ravine was inactive.

Previous news

Mon, 13 Jun 2016, 11:04
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. ... read all
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 15:24
View of Semeru's lava flow on the southern flank (PVMBG webcam)
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. ... read all
Sun, 14 Feb 2016, 09:57
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. ... read all
Mon, 9 Nov 2015, 16:58
The active lava dome inside Semeru's crater in early Nov 2015 (image: Andi / VolcanoDiscovery Indonesia)
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. ... read all
Thu, 8 Oct 2015, 11:05
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. read all
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