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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
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Explosive. Near constant strombolian activity, occasionally stronger explosions, lava flows and pyroclastic flows.
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Semeru volcano (East Java, Indonesia): weekly volcanic activity report 28 Feb-3 Mar 2020

Thursday Mar 05, 2020 07:43 AM | BY: MARTIN

Lava flows traveled down the slopes of Semeru volcano (image: Twitter)
Lava flows traveled down the slopes of Semeru volcano (image: Twitter)
Lava flow and incandescence from the summit crater of Semeru volcano ((image: Twitter)
Lava flow and incandescence from the summit crater of Semeru volcano ((image: Twitter)
PVMBG reported that during February and 1-2 March an explosions at the volcano generated a grey ash plumes, which rose approx. 656 ft-1,640 ft (200 m-500 m) above the summit crater.
On 26 February incandescent material was ejected to an approximate height of 10 to 50 meters above the Jonggring-Seloko Crater.
On 2 March lava flows on the south flank traveled 1,640 ft-3,280 ft (500 m-1,000 m) downslope the Kembar, Bang and Kobokan drainages.
The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4).
There is a 1 km exclusion zone around the main crater and 4 km on the SSE flank.
Source: Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 28 Feb-3 Mar 2020
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