Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00789
The small 1717-m stratovolcano Batur on the island of Bali was constructed within the inner of two nested calderas. The outer 10 x 13 km caldera contains a crater lake; the inner 7.5-km-wide caldera was formed about 23,670 years ago. Historical eruptions have produced minor explosive activity and lava flows primarily from vents along a NE-SW-trending line. Several historical lava flows have reached the southern caldera wall in the foreground.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1971.
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