Ijen, Java

Location: 8.1S, 114.2E
Elevation: 7,826 feet (2,386 m)
Approximate outline of Ijen caldera. From USGS Bulletin 1855.

Space Shuttle photo STS049-097-050 taken in May 1992 and looking northeast across Ijen Caldera and Raung. Compare to map above.

View across the floor if Ijen caldera. The caldera wall is in the distance. The margin of a blocky lava flow is to the right. The photo was taken in one of the dozens of villages in Ijen caldera. About 12,000 people live in the caldera.

The active crater at Kawah Ijen has a radius of about 1,100 feet (360 m). The acidic crater lake is about 600 feet (200 m) deep.

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Source of Information:

Kaswanda , O., and others, 1993, Volcanic hazard map of Ijen volcano, east Jawa: Volcanological Survey of Indonesia.

Pasternack, G.I., and Varekamp, J.C., 1997, Volcanic lake systematics: Bulletin of Volcanology, v. 58, p. 528-538.

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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