Gunung (Mount) Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is an active volcano on the island of Lombok in Indonesia and rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft).   The 6 km by 8.5 km oval-shaped caldera is filled partially by a lake known as Segara Anak (up to 300 m deep); it also contain hot springs.  The eruptions of 1994, 1995, and 1996 have formed a small cone called Gunung Baru (approximately 300 m high) in the centre of the caldera and lava flows from these eruptions have entered the lake.  The most recent eruption of Rinjani was on 1st October 2004. 

 

Useful Rinjani links

Wikipedia on Lombok - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lombok

Wikipedia on Rinjani - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rinjani

Satellite images - http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/southeast_asia/indonesia/lombok.html

Volcanic information on Rinjani - http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0604-03=

Great photos from this Norwegian site - http://www.vulkaner.no/v/ volcan/indo/rinjani.html

Written account of climbing Rinjani - http://www.adventures-in-indonesia.co.uk

Trip information for Lombok and Rinjani - http://www.indonesia-adventure.co.uk

 

 

 

Rinjani - Segara anak and Gunung Baru at dawn

 

Gunung Baru eruption in 1994

 

Rinjani caldera

 

Nick Langston-Able on the rim of Rinjani

 

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