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Semeru

Semeru, 1985
Elevation: 3,676 metres (12,060 feet)
Location: Java, Indonesia
Coordinates: 8°6′28.8″ S 112°55′12″ E
Type: Stratovolcano (active)
Age of rock:
Last eruption: 2005 (continuing)
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Semeru volcano

Semeru is the tallest volcano on the island of Java and is also one of its most active. This volcano, also known as Mahameru (Great Mountain), is very steep and rises abruptly above the coastal plains of eastern Java. Semeru lies at the south end of the Tengger Volcanic Complex. Image File history File links Semeru. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Map of Java Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... This article is about longitude and latitude; see also UTM coordinate system Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... View of Mount Rainier, a stratovolcano. ... The geologic time scale is used by geologists and other scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred during the history of the Earth. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Download high resolution version (1000x750, 58 KB)The Mahameru volcano on the island Java of Indonesia. ... Download high resolution version (1000x750, 58 KB)The Mahameru volcano on the island Java of Indonesia. ... A volcano is a geological landform (usually a mountain) where magma (rock of the Earths interior made molten or liquid by extremely high temperatures along with a reduction in pressure and/or the introduction of water or other volatiles) erupts through the surface of the planet. ... Map of Java Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ...


Semeru's eruptive history is extensive. Since 1818, at least 55 eruptions have been recorded there (10 of which being fatal) consisting of both lava flows and pyroclastic flows. Moderate explosive eruptions (VEI 2-3) have also been recorded with some regularity. 1818 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... FATAL (Originally short for Fantasy Adventure To Adult Lechery, but later changed to From Another Time, Another Land) is a tabletop role-playing game created by Byron Hall. ... In computer programming jargon, lava flow is a problem in which computer code, usually written under less than optimal conditions, is put into production and then built on when still in a developmental state. ... Pyroclastic flows sweep down the flanks of Mayon Volcano, Philippines, in 1984 Pyroclastic flows are a common and devastating result of some volcanic eruptions. ... For other meanings of Ve, see Ve (disambiguation). ...


Semeru has been in a state of near-constant eruption since 1967, a state which continues today. At times, eruptions occur regularly at intervals of about 10 minutes. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Soe Hok Gie, an Indonesian political activist in 1960s died of inhaling poisonous gas while hiking in Mount Semeru. Soe Hok Gie (Chinese: 蘇福義) (17 December 1942 – 16 December 1969) is an Indonesian activist who graduated from University of Indonesia in 1960s. ... The 1960s, or The Sixties, in its most obvious sense refers to the decade between 1960 and 1969, but the expression has taken on a wider meaning over the past twenty years. ...


Reference

  • Siebert L, Simkin T (2002-). Volcanoes of the World: an Illustrated Catalog of Holocene Volcanoes and their Eruptions. Smithsonian Institution, Global Volcanism Program Digital Information Series, GVP-3, (http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/)

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Semeru - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (206 words)
Semeru is the tallest volcano on the island of Java and one of the most active.
Semeru lies at the south end of the Tengger Volcanic Complex.
Semeru has been in a state of near-constant eruption from 1967 to the present.
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