Raung

Raung is one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. It is located on the island of Java.  Raung is a 3332m high unvegetated stratovolcano with a 2 km caldera. It is the tallest volcano of its kind and has recorded at least six deadly eruptions.

Location: Java, Indonesia
Coordinates: -8.125211, 114.045818
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

Raung's location

Raung Volcano News

October 2019: With thermal anomalies being recorded and rising ash, you could be mistaken for thinking that Raung is currently active. It is not - rather major forest fires are currently raging on the flanks of the volcano.

 


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Raungs's Eruptive History

1990 Minor, but frequent eruptions.
1997 Eruption with ash plume to 5km. Frequent eruptions ongoing, however gradually ceased.
2000 After three years of little activity, Raung erupted again.
2002 Eruptions with a plume reaching almost 5km.
2004 Thermal anomalies recorded, however they were put down to forest fires.
2007 Darwin VAAC reported multiple ash plumes to 4.6km.
2008 Observed eruptions producing plumes to almost 5km.
2013-15 Increased seismicity and multiple steam plumes observed. Alert Level increase to 2. Multiple ash eruptions and thermal anomalies in July 2015. Lava active in the crater - incandescent glow noted at night.
2016 White plumes observed rising, however seismicity/activity began to decline.

 


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Images of Raung

 


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For monitoring of this volcano, please see PVMBG.

 


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