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Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi, Gunung Merapi,is an active stratovolcano located on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta,Indonesia.It is the most active volcano in Indonesia and has erupted regularly since 1548.

Mount Krakatau

Krakatoa is a volcanic island made of a'a lava in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. The name is used for the island group, the main island.

Mount Kerinci

Mount Kerinci is the highest volcano in Indonesia, and the highest peak on the island of Sumatra.

Mount Semeru (Mahameru)

Mount Semeru,is a volcano located in East Java,Indonesia.It is the highest mountain on the island of Java.The stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru.

Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo,is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif,in East Java,Indonesia.At 2,329 metres (7,641 ft) it is not the highest peak of the massif, but is the most well known.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mount Gede

Mount Gede 

Mount Gede has unique natural conditions and unique, making it one of the Mount Gede as natural laboratories of interest to researchers for a long time. Mount Gede is also a volcanoes in Indonesia
Recorded in 1819, C.G.C. Reinwardt as among the first to climb Mount Gede, followed by FW Junghuhn (1839-1861), J.E. Teijsmann (1839), A.R. Wallace (1861), S.H. Koorders (1890), M. Treub (1891), W.M. Docters van Leeuwen (1911), and C.G.G.J. van Steenis (1920-1952) has made ​​a collection of plants as the basis for his book, The Mountain Flora of Java, published in 1972.
Mount Gede also has a diversity of ecosystems consisting of forest formations submontana, montana, subalpin; well as ecosystem lakes, swamps, and savanna.
Mount Gede famous for its variety of birds as many as 251 species of the 450 species that exist in Java. Some of them are kind of rare birds are eagles Java (Spizaetus bartelsi) and plop Java (Otus angelinae).
National Park of Mount Gede-Pangrango defined by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977, and as Sister Park to Taman Negara
Mount Gede is a mountain located on the island of Java, Indonesia. Mount Gede are within the scope of Pangrango Gede National Park, which is one of the 5 national parks was first notified to masyrarakat Indonesia in 1980. Mount Gede are in the region of 3 districts namely Bogor district, Cianjur and Sukabumi, with a height of 1000-3000 m. above sea level, and is at latitude 106 ° 51 '- 107 ° 02' E and 64 ° 1 '- 65 ° 1 LS. The average temperature at the top of the mountain Gede 18 ° C and in the evening peak temperatures ranging from 5 ° C, with an average rainfall of 3,600 mm / year. The main gate to the mountain is from Cibodas and Cipanas.
Mount Gede forest surrounded by mountains, which include submontana zone, montana zone, up to subalpin zone around the peak. Montane forest in this region is one of the richest flora species in Indonesia, even in Malesia region.

Mount Salak

Mount Salak

Mount Salak is a complex volcano located in the south of Jakarta, on the island of Java and also one of the volcanoes in Indonesia. This mountain range area included in the district of Sukabumi and Bogor regency, West Java. Management of forest areas previously under Perum Perhutani Forest Management Unit (FMU) Bogor, but since 2003, to the expansion region Mist Mountain National Park, and managed as a national park-Mist Mountain Salak.
Gunung Salak relatively old age so it has some peaks. Geoposisi highest peak of this mountain is 6 ° 43 'latitude and 106 ° 44' E and I called Peak Salak with a summit elevation of 2,211 m above sea level (dpl.).
Many thought that the origin of the name "Bark" is the bark of the plant, but actually derived from the Sanskrit word, salaka which means "silver".

* Volcanology and Geological

Mount Salak is one of the volcanoes in Indonesia and also a strato volcano type A. The highest peak (Peak Salak I) according to Hartmann (1938) is the oldest-old peak. Salak II peak altitude of 2,180 m above sea level. considered to be the second oldest. Next comes SUMBUL Peak with an altitude of 1,926 masl.
There are a number of active craters that do not come at the top. Largest crater, Kawah Ratu, is the youngest crater. Cikuluwung crater and crater Breathe daughter is part of the crater of the Queen.
Since the 1600s recorded eruption occurred several times, including a series of eruptions that occurred in 1668, 1699, 1780, 1902-1903, and 1935. The last eruption occurred in 1938, a phreatic eruption that occurred in the crater Cikuluwung Princess.
The morphology, Mount Salak has many steep ravines and deep. Because the whole body covered mountain peaks to lush forests, mountain contours are not easily visible. It is often deceptive climber and a pilot who has passed this mountainous region.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mount Agung

Mount Agung

Mount Agung is the highest mountain on the island of Bali which has a height of up to 3,142 meters above sea level. Mount Agung is located in the district of Rendang, Karangasem regency of Bali.Gunung Agung volcano included in this type stratovolcano, this mountain memilikipunyai huge crater shape and has a very deep kedalamam and sometimes also remove smoke and steam from the crater. Gunung Agung conical tapered look perfect when we see it from Pura Besakih but actually peaks form is elongated and ends in the form of circular craters and wide.From the top of Mount Agung this we can see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok in the east, although both mountains are covered with clouds in because both are located on the top of the mountain above the clouds. We can also enjoy the beauty of the islands of Nusa Penida in the south along the beaches, including the Sanur beach and mountain and lake Batur in northwest.Hindu community in Bali believe that Mount Agung is the abode of the gods, but it is also believed that the palace there are gods on Mt. Therefore, the people of Bali made this a sacred place Kramat.We can also do the climbing, where the climb to the summit of this mountain can be started from the third climbing lane that is:

* From the south we could begin the ascent of the district of Karangasem regency Strait with Pura Pasar Agung basecamp in the market through the Strait.* From the south-east we could begin the ascent of Budakeling by jackfruit* From the southwest is a hiking trail that is commonly used by hikers starting from Pura Besakih Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency. 

Since the number of accidents and the loss of some climbers, since May 2009 every climb Mount Agung and Besakih through Sebudi Karangasem district must use the services of a guide to anticipate the possibility of an accident with predetermined rates.(Volcanoes In Indonesia)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mount Soputan Erupts

Sunday (03/07/2011) morning, Mount Soputan located in the province of North Sulawesi during a period of eruptions, and issued an explosion of incandescent material. Showers of incandescent material issued by the mountains as high as 1784 meters, in the form of volcanic materials from the bowels of the mountain as a cloud of heat very dangerous.
"Today at 6:03 PT, there was an eruption of up to 6000 meters with the clouds of heat that leads to the west side of Mount Soputan," said Chiefs President of the Special Administration disaster, Andi Arief, in a statement received by AFP on Sunday (3 / 7 / 2011).
Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) on Friday (07/02/2011), has raised the alert status of Mount Soputan standby.
In 2008 during the eruption of Mount Soputan by bursts of glowing hot cloud, which reached a distance of 6.5 km to the summit. This volcanic activity caused by fires around the slopes of Mount Soputan.