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Raung in Eastern Java in the Ijen Plateau is one of Java’s most active volcanoes, with frequent explosive eruptions every few years. Raung is a massive stratovolcano constructed SW of the rim of the Ijen caldera. Its 3332-m-high, unvegetated summit of Gunung Raung is truncated by a dramatic steep-walled, 2-km-wide caldera where all of the frequent historical eruptions took place.
Stratovolcano 3332 m (10,932 ft)
East Java, Indonesia, -8.13°S / 114.04°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Raung volcano eruptions:
1586 (?), 1593 (large sub-plinian eruption), 1597, 1638, 1730, 1804+-4y, 1812-14, 1815 +-1y, 1817, 1838, 1849, 1859, 1860, 1864, 1881, 1885, 1890, 1896, 1897, 1902, 1903, 1913, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1921, 1924, 1924, 1927-28, 1928, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1938-39, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1944-45, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987-89, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1995 (?), 1997, 1999, Jul 2000, Jun-Aug 2002, Apr-Oct 2004 (?), Jul-Aug 2005 (?), Aug 2007 (?), 2012, 2014-15
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Raung volcano (East Java, Indonesia): Volcanic Alert Level raised to Yellow
Tuesday Jul 21, 2020 09:26 AM | BY: MARTIN
An ash plume from Raung volcano on 16 July (image: PVMBG)
Thermal anomaly in a cone within a caldera at Raung volcano visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The alert level for the volcano was raised to “orange”, as an increase of volcano-tectonic earthquakes have been recorded since 16 July.
As we reported in the last update first eruption since August 2015 occurred on 16 July when minor plume of ash rose to an altitude of 10,982 ft (3,347 m).
Seismicity remained elevated with 311 volcano-tectonic earthquakes detected by the seismic network.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and gases could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 21 July 2020
Friday, Jul 17, 2020
VAAC Darwin recorded a first eruption since August 2015 when the volcano’s most significant eruption in at least 100 years was over. read all
Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
A few days ago, the official alert level of the volcano has been lowered to 2 (out of 4). It seems that no, or almost no eruptive activity has taken place at the volcano over the past days. read all
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
It seems that at least some activity has resumed again. Several observers reported a light ash plume rising from the volcano and drifting SW. … read all
Monday, Aug 17, 2015
With a small group we climbed Raung
during 14-15 August 2015. We might have witnessed the end of the large 2015 summit eruption, which during June-early August produced large lava flows, lava fountains and significant ash plumes. … read all
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