Mount Lawu

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Mount Lawu
Gunung Lawu
Lawu in 1979
Highest point
Elevation 3,265 m (10,712 ft) [1]
Prominence 3,118 m (10,230 ft) [2]
Ranked 76th
Isolation 127 kilometres (79 mi)
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 07°37′30″S 111°11′30″E / 7.62500°S 111.19167°E / -7.62500; 111.19167Coordinates: 07°37′30″S 111°11′30″E / 7.62500°S 111.19167°E / -7.62500; 111.19167[1]
Mount Lawu is located in Indonesia
Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu
Location in Java, Indonesia
Location Java, Indonesia
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 28 November 1885

Mount Lawu, or Gunung Lawu, is a massive compound stratovolcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. The north side is deeply eroded and the eastern side contains parasitic crater lakes and parasitic cones. A fumarolic area is located on the south flank at 2,550 m. The only reported activity of Lawu took place in 1885, when rumblings and light volcanic ash falls were reported.[1]

Cultural features

The western slopes of Lawu have a number of graveyards - including Astana Giribangun and Mangkunegaran

Earlier structures on the western slopes also include Candi Ceto and Candi Sukuh

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Lawu". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Indonesian high-prominence peaks". Retrieved 2006-12-30. 

External links

  • "Gunung Lawu, Indonesia" on Peakbagger

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