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Mount Lawu, or Gunung Lawu, is a massive compound stratovolcano straddling the border between East Java and Central Java, Indonesia. The north side is deeply eroded and the eastern side contains parasitic crater lakes and parasitic cones. A fumarolic area is located on the south flank at 2,550 m. The only reported activity of Lawu took place in 1885, when rumblings and light volcanic ash falls were reported.[1]

Mount Lawu
Gunung Lawu
Lawu in 1979
Highest point
Elevation3,265 m (10,712 ft) [1]
Prominence3,118 m (10,230 ft) [2]
Ranked 76th
Isolation127 kilometres (79 mi)
Coordinates07°37′30″S 111°11′30″E / 7.62500°S 111.19167°E / -7.62500; 111.19167Coordinates: 07°37′30″S 111°11′30″E / 7.62500°S 111.19167°E / -7.62500; 111.19167[1]
Mount Lawu is located in Indonesia
Mount Lawu
Mount Lawu
Location in Java, Indonesia
LocationJava, Indonesia
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption28 November 1885

Cultural featuresEdit

The western slopes of Lawu have a number of graveyards - including Astana Giribangun and Mangkunegaran

Earlier structures on the western slopes also include Candi Ceto and Candi Sukuh

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Lawu". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-26.
  2. ^ "Indonesian high-prominence peaks". Retrieved 2006-12-30.

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