Report on Cereme (Indonesia) — 24 June-30 June 2015
Smithsonian / US Geological Survey Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 24 June-30 June 2015
Managing Editor: Sally Kuhn Sennert
Please cite this report as:
Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Cereme (Indonesia). In: Sennert, S K (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report, 24 June-30 June 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
6.892°S, 108.4°E; summit elev. 3078 m
All times are local (unless otherwise noted)
According to the Darwin VAAC a pilot observed a small "smoke" plume rising from Cereme on 24 June; ash was not identified in satellite images.
Geologic Background. The symmetrical stratovolcano Cereme, also known as Ciremai, is located closer to the northern coast than other central Java volcanoes. A steep-sided double crater elongated in an E-W direction caps 3078-m-high Gunung Cereme, which was constructed on the northern rim of the 4.5 x 5 km Geger Halang caldera. A large landslide deposit to the north may be associated with the origin of the caldera, although collapse may rather be due to a voluminous explosive eruption (Newhall and Dzurisin, 1988). Eruptions, relatively infrequent in historical time, have included explosive activity and lahars, primarily from the summit crater.