LUMAJANG - Eruptions still take place at the Mount Semeru volcano in the district Lumajang in eastern Java, but it's intensity is going down. Seismic data from the observation post Gunung Sawur in Lumajang shows that there are some 40 eruptions every day. Earlier this was somewhere between 55 and 130 times a day.
The downturn of the intensity of the eruptions still makes the residents on it's slopes weary. They don't trust that the volcano is really cooling down at the moment. Moreover it's peak is covered in thick fog, so it is hard to see it. One person from the seismic post on Gunung Sawur told that lava had come down it's slopes as far as 750 meters while small tremors are still frequent.