Semeru

Semeru is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. It is located in East Java, Indonesia. The 3,676m stratovolcano is also called Mahameru (The Great Mountain) and remains the highest volcano on Java. The volcano is popular for its regular ash explosions.

Location: East Java, Indonesia
Coordinates: -8.106974, 112.922409
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

 

Semeru's location

Semeru Volcano News:

 

December 2020: Semeru continues to erupt. An ash eruption occurred on Dec 23 with a plume reaching 4000m

 


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Semeru's Eruptive History

1800's Earliest observed and confirmed eruptions (moslty VEI=2).
1967 Semeru reawakens after four year of dormancy with a significant VEI=3 eruption.
1980's Almost constant eruptive activity. Frequent ash explosions, avalanches and incandescent rockfalls.
1990's End to Vulcanian activity. Regular ash eruptions. In 1994 a pyroclastic flow killed six people. In 1996 a two kilometer long pyroclastic flow was observed.
2000-2010 An eruption on July 27, 2000 killed two people. Regular ash eruptions and pyroclastic flows.
2010-2015 Incandescent rock falls. Lava flows in 2012.
2018 After five years of low activity, thermal anomalies preceded some small ash eruptions.
2019 Multiple thermal anomalies, small ash eruptions.
2020 Ongoing eruptions, thermal anomalies recorded.

 


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Images of Semeru Volcano

 

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For monitoring of this volcano, please see PVMBG.

 


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