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
The Guntur crater of Guntur volcano. This is the only historically active crater of Guntur volcano. Last eruption occurred in the 18th century.
Guntur crater (in the back) seem to have overlapped with another older crater, which I believe is named Kabuyatan.
3 craters (To the left the Guntur crater, middle Kebayutan crater and to the right the Paruhpuyan crater)
Masigit crater. This is the highest situated crater of Guntur.
Active fumarole field 300m East of the Masigit crater. Masigit crater edge can be seen in the background.
I have visited Guntur on several occasions over the years, and this is the most active I have seen this fumarole field.
Another fumarole field and a crater below it. I believe the crater is named the Agung crater.
Guntur volcano seen from the Garut plains
Panorama over the Garut plains, Guntur volcano to the left
Guntur seen from the Northeast, captured from a train window. (september 2021)
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.
Cipanas crater wall with Cikurai (left) volcano and Papandayan (right) in the background.
Cipanas crater and Papandayan volcano in the background.
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.
1. Guntur volcano seen the East.
4. On the front part (Eastern flank) of Guntur, you see traces of a lava-flow.
5. Aerial view of Guntur.
6. The garut plains seen from Guntur. The dutch used to call this area “the Swiss of Java”
20th July 2015
Prominent summit area of the historically active Cipanas crater, which last erupted in the 18th Century.
The city of Garut inhabitants live close to Guntur