Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Semeru
in Indonesia

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Semeru can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 263300
Name: Semeru
Lat/Lon: -8.108 , 112.922
Event Date: 05 Mar 2020 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 870000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 19740000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 05 Mar 2020 07:32 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Semeru report has been published on 04 Mar 2020 07:10.
PVMBG reported that during February and 1-2 March gray eruptive plumes rose 200-500 m above Semeru?s summit. Beginning on 26 February incandescent material was ejected 10-50 m above the Jonggring-Seloko Crater, and by 2 March lava flows had traveled 500-1,000 m down the Kembar, Bang, and Kobokan drainages (on the S flank). The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4), and the public was reminded to stay outside of the general 1-km radius from the summit and 4 km on the SSE flank. Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 61 | About casualties: 4 | Last hour: 0

Comet Helps Simulate a Rare Volcanic TsunamiSat, 07 Mar 2020 17:02:00 +0100.

When a volcano in or under the ocean violently erupts, the massive upheaval of earth, followed by its rapid descent, can, occasionally, produce a second major disaster: a tsunami. This rare double event has only occurred once in recent hist
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Indonésie: éruption du volcan Merapi, le trafic aérien perturbéWed, 04 Mar 2020 11:55:00 +0100.

Le volcan Merapi en Indonésie, l’un des plus actifs au monde, est entré en éruption mardi, projetant un nuage de cendres géant d’une hauteur de plus de 6.000 mètres qui a contraint un aéroport à fermer. Les autorités indonésiennes n’ont pas
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L'Indonésie ferme l'aéroport après l'éruption du volcan MerapiWed, 04 Mar 2020 06:19:00 +0100.

Les gens observent l'éruption du volcan Merapi le 3 mars 2020. Photo: Reuters. (VNA) - L'aéroport international de la ville de Surakarta (souvent appelée Solo) sur l’île de Java a été fermé temporairement le 3 mars à la suite de l'éruption
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Giava, erutta il vulcano Merapi. Bloccato aeroportoWed, 04 Mar 2020 05:00:00 +0100.

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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (30), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),