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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)
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))

Semeru volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA OBS TO FL150 EXT 10NM TO ESE AT 24/2030Z.

Sat, 24 Feb 2018, 21:15
21:15 PM |
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 24 Feb 2018
Satellite image of Semeru volcano on 24 Feb 2018
Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Darwin (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAU0295 at 21:01 UTC, 24/02/18 from ADRM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20180224/2100Z
VAAC: DARWIN
VOLCANO: SEMERU 263300
PSN: S0806 E11255
AREA: INDONESIA
SUMMIT ELEV: 3676M
ADVISORY NR: 2018/1
INFO SOURCE: HIMAWARI-8
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: ORANGE
ERUPTION DETAILS: VA OBS TO FL150 EXT 10NM TO ESE AT
24/2030Z.
OBS VA DTG: 24/2100Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL150 S0807 E11247 - S0812 E11249 - S0807
E11256 - S0806 E11255 MOV E 10KT
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 25/0300Z SFC/FL150 S0813 E11215 - S0830
E11222 - S0807 E11256 - S0805 E11255
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 25/0900Z NO VA EXP
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 25/1500Z NO VA EXP
RMK: VA OBS ON H-8 RGB IMG [24/2020Z] EXTENDING TO ESE.
HOTSPOT AT VOLCANO PRECEEDS ERUPTION. IR TEMPERATURE USED
FOR VA HEIGHT. VA FCST MOVEMENT DERIVED FROM ANIMATED
HIMAWARI-8 IMAGERY AND EC/ACC-R MODEL GUIDANCE.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20180225/0000Z

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
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