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Kelud Volcano, Kediri

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Kelud is an active stratovolcano located in East Java, Indonesia. Like many Indonesian volcanoes and others on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Kelud is known for large explosive eruptions throughout its history. More than 30 eruptions have occurred since 1000 AD. In 2007, an effusive explosion filled the crater with a lava dome. It last erupted on February 13, 2014, destroying the lava dome and ejecting boulders, stones and ashes up to West Java about 500 kilometers from Mount Kelud. The crater filled with water in rainy season.1334 eruptionThe eruption history of Kelud is quite unique in Indonesian history, because it was one of the few volcanoes whose activities were recorded in Indonesian historical accounts. According to Nagarakretagama canto 1 stanza 4 and 5 (composed by Mpu Prapanca in 1365), King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit was born in 1256 Saka, which corresponds to 1334 CE, the same year that Mount Kelud erupted. Prapanca argued that this was the divine sign that Batara Gurunata has manifest Himself on earth, reincarnated as the Javanese king. This account also describes the local Javanese psyche at that time (and even up to present) that regarded the natural event such as volcanic eruption, as the divine sign from the gods.1919 mudflowOn May 19, 1919, an eruption at Kelud killed an estimated 5,000 people, mostly through hot mudflows (also known as "lahars"). More recent eruptions in 1951, 1966, and 1990 have altogether killed another 250 people. Following the 1966 eruption, the Ampera Tunnels were built (top and bottom) on the southwestern side of the crater to reduce (not drain out to empty) the water of crater lake and thus reduce the lahar hazard.
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  • Wow, pemandangan yang sangat mengindahkan mata.. sejauh mata memandang hanya ciptaan tuhan sajalah yang terlihat. Namun butuh perjuangan untuk sampai pada puncak gunung kelud. Yang dulu meletus namun ...  more »
  • Bila berkunjung ke Kediri, jangan lupa berkunjung ke Gunung Kelud. Ini adalah salah satu gunung berapi yang paling indah di Indonesia. Jaraknya sekitar 37 km dari Kota Kediri. Bila jalanan tidak macet...  more »
  • Lokasi tidak jauh dari kota kediri, perjalanan kurang +-30-45menit saja. Diperjalanan banyak terdapat kebun nanas dan ada beberapa tempat wisata lain. Seperti taman anggrek, taman margomulyo dll. Tike...  more »