Gunung Prahu (Dieng Plateau, Central-Java)

The Dieng Plateau, or the The Dieng Volcanic complex, consists of two or more stratovolcanoes and more than 20 small craters and cones of Pleistocene-to-Holocene age over a 6 x 14 km area. There are
numerous surface manifestations of hydrothermal activity, including lakes, fumaroles/solfatara and hotsprings. The last magmatic (as of 2019) eruption, thought to have occurred in the Dieng Volcanic Complex was at the Pakuwaja cone, during a eruption in 18th Century.The area is also known for the development of geothermal resources and lethal outbursts of gas. Scattered temples are the witnesses of the ancient Hindu culture that once reigned.

 

References/source used in this article:

-Crater lakes of Java: Dieng, Kelud and Ijen, Excursion Guidebook IAVCEI General Assembly, Bali 2000

-Eruptive History of the Dieng Mountains Region, Central Java, and Potentian Hazards from future Eruption. Open-File report 1983. USGS/PVMBG.

-Global Volcanism Program.

Prahu

Scenery of Dieng and the vicinity as seen from the summit of Gunung Prahu. Not much is known about Prahu volcano. But it is one of the oldest volcanic products of Dieng. Subsidence of the western part of
the Prau cone formed the plateau.

 

Sindoro Sundoro Volcano Central Java Indonesia Dieng Plateau
Sindoro volcano seen from the Dieng Plateau (Mount Prahu)
Sindoro Sundoro Volcano Central Java Indonesia Dieng Plateau
Hikers on the summit area of Prau for sunrise, with the view of Sindoro in the background.
Dieng-Plataeu, Indonesia, Java
2. The Dieng Plateau from Mount Prahu. The Telaga Warna lakes are visible in the middle left of the photo. Several Geo-thermal plants are also visible throughout the photo.
Dieng-Plataeu, Indonesia, Java
Dieng plateau with Mt. Bisma in the far background.
Dieng-Plataeu Lake Telaga Warna Volcanic-Lake
Lake Pangilon and Lake Telaga warna
Dieng-Plataeu Lake Telaga Warna Volcanic-Lake
Telaga Warna lake
Sindoro Sundoro Volcano Central Java Indonesia
Mt. Sindoro and Sumbing
Sindoro Sundoro Volcano Central Java Indonesia
Mt. Sindoro and Sumbing
Dieng-Plataeu, Indonesia, Java
Center of the populated area of Dieng.

 

Dieng-Plataeu, Indonesia, Java

Dieng-Plataeu, Indonesia, Java



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