Mount Lawu

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Mount Lawu
Gunung Lawu
Gunung Lawu'19.jpg
Lawu in 2018
Highest point
Elevation3,265 m (10,712 ft)[1]
Prominence3,118 m (10,230 ft)[2]
Ranked 76th
Isolation127 km (79 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates07°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
Mount Lawu is located in Java
Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu (Java)
LocationJava, Indonesia
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption28 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] The recent study provided insights into geothermal heat flow suggesting that Mt. Lawu is still active today.[3]

Cultural features[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Lawu". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  2. ^ "Indonesian high-prominence peaks". Retrieved 2006-12-30.
  3. ^ B. Nurhandoko, Bagus Endar; Kurniadi, Rizal; Triyoso, Kaswandhi; Widowati, Sri; Asmara Hadi, M. Rizka; Abda, M. Rizal; K. Martha, Rio; Fatiah, Elfa; Rizal Komara, Insan (17 August 2019). "Integrated Subsurface Temperature Modeling beneath Mt. Lawu and Mt. Muriah in The Northeast Java Basin, Indonesia". Open Geosciences. 11 (1): 341–351. doi:10.1515/geo-2019-0027.

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