Slamet volcano

Updated: Aug 17, 2022 00:58 GMT - Refresh
stratovolcano 3428 m (11,247 ft)
Central Java, Indonesia, -7.24°S / 109.22°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 15 Feb 2022 (Volcanic Alert Level lowered to Level 1)

Slamet volcano, a majestic stratovolcano in Central Java, is Java's second highest and one of its most active volcanoes. It contains a wide summit area with 4 craters. Its most recent eruption began in April 2009.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Slamet volcano eruptions: 1772, 1825, 1835, 1847, 1849, 1860, 1875 (2x), 1885, 1890, 1904, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934(?), 1937, 1939 (2x), 1940, 1943(?), 1944, 1948, 1951 (2x), 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958(2x), 1960-61, 1966, 1967 (Jun-Jul), 1969 (Jun-Aug), 1973 (Aug), 1974 (May), 1988 (Jul), 1999 (May-Sep), 2000 (Jul-Oct) (?), 2009 (April-Sep), 2014
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

Background

Slamet has a cluster of about three dozen cinder cones on its lower SE-NE flanks and a single cinder cone on the western flank. The volcano is composed of two overlapping edifices, an older basaltic-andesite to andesitic volcano on the west and a younger basaltic to basaltic-andesite one on the east. Gunung Malang II cinder cone on the upper eastern flank on the younger edifice fed a lava flow that extends 6 km to the east. Four craters occur at the summit of Gunung Slamet, with activity migrating to the SW over time.
Historical eruptions, recorded since the 18th century, have originated from a 150-m-deep, 450-m-wide, steep-walled crater at the western part of the summit and have consisted of explosive eruptions generally lasting a few days to a few weeks.
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Source: GVP

Slamet Photos

Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) seen from Bambangan village on the east flank. (Photo: Aris)
Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) seen from Bambangan village on the east flank. (Photo: Aris)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (Photo: Aris)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (West Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (Photo: Aris)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (Photo: Aris)
Strombolian eruption at Slamet volcano (Central Java, Indonesia) on 26 Aug 2014 (Photo: Aris)
 



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