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Rinjani, Lombok

by WCC on June 13, 2012

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Rinjani is a composite volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok and after the Carstensz Pyramid and the Kerinchi the third highest volcano in the country.

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Rinjani is an island arc volcano and is one of the volcanoes of the Sunda arc . The island arc was formed by the subduction of oceanic crust, to the Indo-Australian plate is. The volcanoes of the Sunda arc are mostly high explosive. Not far away is the Rinjani from Mount Tambora , in 1815 with a VEI strength of erupted 7thBy the Gunung Rinjani National Park , which was founded in 1997, the mountain is protected. From here is access to the crater will be organized. In the 6 x 8.5 km wide caldera lies the 230-meter deep crater lake Segara Anak . More than 20 villages located around which the inhabitants worshiped as sacred mountain. The last major eruption was in May 2009 and May 2010.

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