Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00710
One of the least conspicuous, but deadliest of Java's volcanoes, Kelud rises to only 1731 m. Migration of craters from east to west and emplacement of several lava domes have given the summit a broad, irregular profile. The summit contains a crater lake that has been the source of some of Indonesia's most catastrophic eruptions, producing brief, but violent explosions accompanied by devastating pyroclastic flows and lahars (volcanic mudflows).
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1990.
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