Mount Kelud tourism area is about 40 km, 45 Minutes from Kediri is located on the border of three regions namely Kediri, Blitar and Malang. Kelud is a volcano. Breezes of fresh air and charming scenery make this area interesting for ecotourism, adventuring, and health purposes. Here we can enjoy the shady cool plantation, an area for rock climbing, jogging, cross country, and camping ground, a channel to the crater through the mountain, sulfur lake down the mountain volcanology information service, and entertainment performances on weekends / holidays.
Kelud mountain, an active volcano in East Java Province is known to have the power of the massive eruption. Mount Kelud also classified as an active volcano type A with an explosive eruption. Just only in 2007 Mount Kelud was recorded effusive, just formed only a lava dome. Throughout its history, Kelud had erupted several times, in 1586, 1919, 1951, 1966, 1990, 2007, the last in 2014.
Before Kelud last erupted in 2007, Mount kelud have a crater at the summit. The crater lake can store a lot of water. In the Dutch colonial era there are fears there will be a lot of victims currently Mount Kelud erupted as a result of the amount of water within the crater. In 1902 the Dutch government to build a tunnel system to reduce the amount of water in the crater.
Tunnel which has successfully reduced water from the crater and then broken, eventually in 1923 the Dutch government made 7 tunnel again to reduce the amount of water in the crater. After the eruption of 2007, Mount Kelud crater containing the water disappears and is replaced by a lava dome.
The Story of Mount Kelud Eruption
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