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Semeru Volcano

Three days after an earthquake struck Java, on May 27, 2006, the island’s Semeru Volcano showed signs of heightened activity.

Latitude:, 8.108°S, 8°6'30"S. Longitude:, 112.92°E, 112°55'0"E.
Credit NASA

NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture on May 30, 2006. In this image, Semeru’s summit is outlined in red. This red colour results when Terra detects unusually high surface temperatures. To the west of the summit are grey-brown clouds that dissipate as they move westward. These clouds could result from volcanic ash emitted by the Semeru Volcano.
Semeru ranks among Indonesia’s most active volcanoes. It is Java’s highest volcano, rising 3,676 meters above the nearby coastal plains. Like its neighbour Merapi Volcano, it has claimed human lives in historical eruptions

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