Ijen

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Location: East-Java, Indonesia.

Elevation: 2799m

The Ijen volcano complex at the eastern end of Java consists of a group of small stratovolcanoes constructed within the large 20-km-wide Ijen (Kendeng) caldera. The north caldera wall forms a prominent arcuate ridge, but elsewhere the caldera rim is buried by post-caldera volcanoes, including Gunung Merapi stratovolcano, which forms the 2799 m high point of the Ijen complex. Immediately west of Gunung Merapi is the renowned historically active Kawah Ijen volcano, which contains a nearly 1-km-wide, turquoise-colored, acid crater lake. Picturesque Kawah Ijen is the world’s largest highly acidic lake and is the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor.

Read more in depth information about Ijen volcano at: The Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program 

Ijen Volcano Indonesia 2012 East Java
Crater and world’s largest highly acidic lake.

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Ijen Volcano Indonesia 2012 East Java Blue Flame
Blue flame of Ijen. The crater the site of a labor-intensive sulfur mining operation in which sulfur-laden baskets are hand-carried from the crater floor. The blue fire is ignited sulphuric gas, which emerges from cracks at temperatures up to 600 degrees Celsius

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Raung Volcano Indonesia
Raung in the background
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Raung volcano seen from Ijen volcano


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