Guntur volcano, Garut regency – West-Java

 

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Guntur is a complex of several overlapping stratovolcanoes about 10 km NW of the city of Garut in western Java. Guntur, whose name means “thunder,” is the only historically active center, with eruptions having been recorded since the late-17th century. Although it has produced frequent explosive eruptions in the 19th century, making it one of the most active volcanoes of western Java, it has not erupted since.

Read more about Guntur at the Global volcanism program

December 2019

Part of a young lava flow on the lower flank of Guntur.
Part of a young lava flow on the lower flank of Guntur. Note the man extracting rocks from the lava flow.
On the lower flank of Guntur.

Indonesian flag on the flank of Guntur.

Aerial

Cipanas crater wall with Cikurai (left) volcano and Papandayan (right) in the background.
Cipanas crater
Cipanas crater
Cipanas crater
Cipanas crater
Cipanas crater
Cipanas crater and Papandayan volcano in the background.

August 2019

Guntur Volcano seen from the NNE. The historically active cone of Guntur is located behind the peaks seen in this photo.
The historically active cone of Guntur during sunset.

March 2019

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1. Guntur volcano seen the East.
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4. On the front part (Eastern flank) of Guntur, you see traces of a lava-flow.
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5. Aerial view of Guntur.
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6. The garut plains seen from Guntur. The dutch used to call this area “the Swiss of Java”

20th July 2015

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Prominent summit area of the historically active Cipanas crater, which last erupted in the 18th Century.
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The city of Garut inhabitants live close to Guntur