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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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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
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Explosive. Near constant strombolian activity, occasionally stronger explosions, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
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Semeru volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION TO FL130 EXT N AT 09/0159Z

Monday Jan 09, 2017 20:00 PM |

Satellite image of Semeru volcano on  9 Jan 2017
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 9 Jan 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0405 at 19:56 UTC, 09/01/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170109/2000Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/4
INFO SOURCE: CVGHM
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION TO FL130 EXT N AT
09/0159Z
EST VA DTG: 09/2000Z
EST VA CLD: SFC/FL130 S0756 E11322 - S0754 E11310 - S0758
E11254 - S0810 E11251 - S0818 E11314 MOV NE 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 10/0200Z SFC/FL130 S0817 E11253 - S0821
E11315 - S0802 E11323 - S0758 E11254
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 10/0800Z SFC/FL130 S0820 E11315 - S0802
E11323 - S0757 E11253 - S0810 E11251
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 10/1400Z SFC/FL130 S0821 E11315 - S0802
E11326 - S0757 E11313 - S0757 E11254 - S0811 E11252
RMK: CVGHM REPORT ERUPTION 200M ABOVE SUMMIT. VA CURRENTLY
UNIDENTIFIABLE ON SATELLITE IMGAERY DUE TO MET CLOUD.
HOWEVER, ASH STILL EXPECTED IN AREA. VA HEIGHT AND MOVEMENT
BASED ON HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY, GROUND REPORT, ACCESS-R AND
US-GFS MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170110/0200Z

Previous news
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report: ... [more]
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]

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