KELUT (or Kelud), a 1731 m stratovolcano in East Java, is known for large explosive eruptions throughout its history.
It has erupted 15 times in the last 200 years. The eruption in 1990 was an explosive VEI-4, tens of thousands of residents were evacuated before the eruption started. At least 32 people were killed, most by the collapse of their homes under the weight of tephra. More than 500 homes and 50 schools were destroyed. Pyroclastic flows reached 4-5 miles (7-8 km) away from the volcano. Fist-sized tephra fell 35 miles (55 km) southwest of the volcano. (from http://www.volcano.oregonstate.edu)
After more than 5000 persons were killed during an eruption in 1919, an ambitious engineering project sought to drain the crater lake. This initial effort lowered the lake by more than 50 m, but the 1951 eruption deepened the crater by 70 m, leaving 50 million cubic meters of water after repair of the damaged drainage tunnels. After more than 200 deaths in the 1966 eruption, a new deeper tunnel was constructed, and the lake's volume before the 1990 eruption was only about 1 million cubic meters. (from http://www.volcanodiscovery.com)
A lava dome rose through the crater lake during a period of activity in 2007-2011, it is now more than 120m tall.
Jakarta (beritajatim.com) - Kelud in Kediri, East Java has dianikkan become alert status. Even Kelud had erupted and eject material. From the images obtained through the camera monitors, lava from Mount Kelud have started out in different directions. The lava blanketed nearly the entire peak Kelud. Besides the black clouds and lightning surrounds Kelud while removing lava pijarnya. Until now, the material from the eruption is still going on at the site. Several residents also forbidden to be diradius 15 kilometers because the ash blanketed the region vulkani've kept around Kelud. [kun]
Translated from http://beritajatim.com/peristiwa/198379/...v0m5vldV8E
Thousands of people were reported to have fled their homes in the East Java district of Kediri when Mount Kelud erupted late on Thursday night.
The eruption shot a column of smoke 10 kilometers into the atmosphere, according to Surono, the former head of the Volcanology and Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG), as quoted by Viva.co.id, and sent gravel raining down as far as 50 kilometers from the crater of the volcano.
The eruption at 10:50 p.m. was preceded by a seismic earthquake was felt as far away as the Central Java town of Solo, the Jakarta Globe’s Ari Susanto reported, and heard as far away as Yogyakarta, 200 kilometers away, according to Tempo.co.
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