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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 Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL140 EXT 7NM TO SW AT 06/2350Z.

Wed, 7 Jun 2017, 00:30
00:30 AM |
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on  7 Jun 2017
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 7 Jun 2017
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0615 at 00:25 UTC, 07/06/17 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170607/0020Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2017/6
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL140 EXT 7NM TO SW AT 06/2350Z.
OBS VA DTG: 07/0020Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL140 S0812 E11249 - S0814 E11254 - S0806
E11256 - S0806 E11254 MOV SW 5KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 07/0620Z SFC/FL140 S0829 E11243 - S0831
E11249 - S0806 E11257 - S0805 E11255 - S0814 E11245
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 07/1220Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 07/1820Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA ERUPTION OBSERVED ON VISIBLE SATELLITE LOOPS. POOR
IR TEMP GIVES AN ESTIMATED HEIGHT OF FL140 FROM SURABAYA
06/1200Z SOUNDING. ACCESS/JMA MODEL GUIDANCE CONSISTENT WITH
OBS MOTION AT FL140. VA EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE WITHIN
6-12HRS.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20170607/0530Z

Previous news

Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 16:40
Semeru's lava flow on the southern slope (image: VSI webcam)
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. read all
Fri, 29 Jul 2016, 08:08
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. ... read all
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
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