Mount Batur Informations

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is a functioning well of lava situated at the focal point of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. The south east side of the bigger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. The internal 7.5 expansive caldera, which was framed amid emplacement of the Bali (or Ubud) ignimbrite, has been dated at around 23,670 and 28,500 years prior

Dynamic spring of gushing lava and Lake Batur in the caldera

The emission that brought this spring of gushing lava to be obvious over the sea is a standout amongst the most intense over the earth.[citation needed] This spring of gushing lava is set apart by a fallen best, called a caldera.


The southeast mass of the inward caldera lies underneath Lake Batur; Batur cone has been built inside the internal caldera to a stature over the external caldera edge. The Batur stratovolcano has created vents over a great part of the inward caldera, however a NE-SW gap framework has limited the Batur I, II, and III pits along the summit edge. Verifiable ejections have been described by mellow to-direct unstable movement now and then joined by magma discharge. Basaltic magma streams from both summit and flank vents have achieved the caldera floor and the shores of Lake Batur over its history.


The caldera contains a functioning, 700-meter-tall stratovolcano transcending the surface of Lake Batur. The primary archived ejection of Batur was in 1804, and it has been much of the time dynamic from that point forward, most as of late in 2000.The generous magma field from the 1968 emission is unmistakable today when seen from Kintamani, a town on the southwest edge of the caldera.


Towns in the caldera

The caldera is populated and incorporates the four fundamental towns of Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah, among a sum of 15 towns. Local people to a great extent depend on agribusiness for money however tourism has turned out to be progressively well known because of the generally direct trek to the summit of the focal crater. Worldwide Geoparks System

On September 20, 2012 UNESCO made Mount Batur Caldera a piece of the Worldwide Geoparks Network.



Overwhelming sedimentation in Mount Batur Caldera diminishes the water in the lake. An arrangement was contrived to confine areas around the lake for visitor facilities, to educate occupants of the issues of fish cultivate confines in the lake, and maybe to dig a portion of the regular sedimentation from volcanic ash.[6] The lake is liable to water contamination from angling and farming keep running off, advancing the development of an excessive number of water hyacinths, additionally compounding conditions in the lake, making some think about whether the lake will vanish between substantial sedimentation at the base and a thick front of water hyacinths.