Mt. Semeru Volcano, Indonesia



Type of volcano: Stratovolcano.    

Location: East Java, Indonesia

Altitude: 3676m.


Photos: 11 available.  More photos available uppon request.



Semeru, or Mount Semeru (Indonesian: Gunung Semeru), is a volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java rising 3676m above sea-level. The stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning 'The Great Mountain in the Javanese language.


Read more in depth information about Semeru at: The Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program





13-15th June 2014.


Activity level the same as my visit in May 2014.


14th June 2014.


15th June.


15th June.




25th May 2014.

Semeru volcano have shown a increase since last visit. The eruptions are more frequent (every 30min to 1 hour) and it`s plumes are more ash-rich than the ones observed during 2013.



9th March 2014.


Only witnessed two small eruption plumes from Semeru on this visit, and those happened with approximately 1 hour between them. The eruption clouds seem to contain little or no ash, these days. Recent reports, however, states that a lava-dome is growing in the crater of Semeru.


Semeru under (right bottom) under the milky way. (9th March - 03.50 local time)


Semeru in the background of the Tengger-caldera. (07:58)




Semeru erupts in the morning. The eruption cloud seem to contain little or no ash, these days. (08:42)


Eruption cloud up close. (08:42)





27 December 2013.


  Photos taken from the Bromo Tengger national park.





29-30 October, 2011.



Photos taken from villages in the district of Lumajang, south of Semeru. With the month of october marking the start of this year`s rainy season, unfortunately the weather wasn`t optimal, had no possibilitiy to catch any eruptions during night time.


Type of activity: Mt. Semuru sent up ash cloudes every 30+/- minute.









Trucks collecting fine volcanic sand/dust of at the base of Semeru. The sand is used locally to produce cement for house building, however mostly transported to large cirtes in the vicinity, like Malang or Surabaya, to be sold for the same purpose. The riverbed seen on the photo contains not only sand/ash brought by lahars from Semeru but also bigger volcanic blocks.



20 August 2011.



Type of activity: Mt. Semuru sent up ash cloudes every 1 hour or so. 



Semeru seen from the Tengger caldera.




5 December, 2010. 



Type of activity: Strombolian eruptions every 30min to 1 hour. 



Mt. Semeru seen behind the erupting Bromo Volcano.




Řystein Lund Andersen © 2014