Mount Lawu

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Mount Lawu
Gunung Lawu
Mount Lawu is located in Indonesia
Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu
Location in Java, Indonesia
Elevation 3,265 m (10,712 ft)[1]
Prominence 3,118 m (10,230 ft)[2]
Ranked 76th
Listing Ultra
Location Java, Indonesia
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]
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[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 2006-12-26. 
  2. ^ "Indonesian high-prominence peaks". Retrieved 2006-12-30. 

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