Eruption of Semeru in East Java

December 4th, 2021 |


Himawari-8 True Color RGB images [click to play animation | MP4]

JMA Hmawari-8 True Color RGB images created using Geo2Grid (above) showed the southwestward-moving volcanic cloud associated with an eruption of Semeru –located at the center of the images — in East Java around 0750 UTC on 04 December 2021. Due to the high water and ice loading within upper portions of the volcanic cloud, no distinct lower-to-middle-altitude volcanic ash signature was seen. The eruption was responsible for over 40 fatalities and the destruction of over 5000 homes; 

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