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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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From Krakatau to Bali (16-days study and photo tour to Java, Indonesia)
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Semeru volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION TO FL130 EXT N AT 09/0159Z

Monday Jan 09, 2017 03:00 AM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 02:51 UTC, 09/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170109/0250Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/1
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION TO FL130 EXT N AT
09/0159Z
OBS VA DTG: 09/0250Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL130 S0805 E11302 - S0757 E11308 - S0752
E11300 - S0800 E11253 - S0809 E11251 - S0811 E11256 MOV N
10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 09/0850Z SFC/FL130 S0800 E11307 - S0754
E11257 - S0759 E11253 - S0810 E11249 - S0812 E11255
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 09/1450Z SFC/FL130 S0801 E11305 - S0756
E11255 - S0810 E11249 - S0812 E11255
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 09/2050Z SFC/FL130 S0801 E11305 - S0756
E11255 - S0810 E11249 - S0812 E11255
RMK: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION 200M ABOVE SUMMIT. ASH PARTIALLY
DISCERNIBLE ON SATELLITE IMAGERY. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND GRND REPORT.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170109/0850Z

Previous news
Semeru's lava flow on the southern slope (image: VSI webcam)
Monday, Oct 10, 2016
A lava flow is again active on the southern slope of the volcano. After similar activity during the first half of the year, the lava flow stopped around early August, but reappeared in September. At the moment it has a length of approx. 1500 m and can be seen from the south. ... [more]
Weak explosive activity at Semeru on 26 July 2016 (image: Yoga Ikhsanto / facebook)
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
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. [more]
Monday, Jun 13, 2016
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. ... [more]
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]

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