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Mount Kelud

Mount Kelud is a volcano in East Java which is still active. Mount Kelud is on the border between Kediri and Blitar, about 27 kilometers east of the center of the town of Kediri. Since the 15th century, mount Kelud has claimed more than 15,000 lives. The eruption of Mount Kelud in 1586 to take a toll of about 10,000 lives. A system to divert the lava flow had been built in 1926 and is still functioning today.

In the 20th century, recorded mount Kelud erupted in 1901, 1919, 1951, 1966, and 1990, and in 2007 it again increased volcanic activity. Kelud volcanic activity increased in late September 2007 and continued until November of the same year. It was on the mark with water temperature rising crater lake, an increase in seismic tremor, and changes color from green to white lake turbid. Status "alert" issued by the Center for Vulcanologist and Geological Hazard Mitigation, beginning on October 16, 2007 the population within a radius of 10 kilometers from the mountain to evacuate.

Due to the high activity of these symptoms occur uniquely in the history of mount Kelud with the advent of white smoke from the middle of the lake and follow the lava dome in the middle of the crater lake since November 5, 2007 and continued to grow until measuring 100 meters wide. Experts consider, lava dome is a clogging of magma that no eruption is imminent. The energy to be used to promote eruption lava dome eruption remainder of 1990. Since then, the activity decreases and the energy release on November 8, 2007 status mount Kelud scaled back to idle.