Mt. Semeru Volcano, Indonesia
Type of volcano: Stratovolcano.
Location: East Java, Indonesia
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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
Date of photo: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.