The Dieng volcanic complex forms a 6x14 km large highland plateau in Central Java west of Yogyakarta. It consists of overlapping volcanoes and a large caldera, lava domes, cones, and explosion craters many of which are filled by lakes.
It is known for its varied colorful vo... [more]
Lawu volcano is located in Central Java, east of Merapi volcano and near the town of Solo. Lawu consists of an older, deeply eroded northern section and younger eruption craters in the south, where its last eruption took place in 1885, the volcano's only historical eruption. Fuma... [more]
Merapi, a steep stratovolcano north of Central Java's capital Yogyakarta, is Indonesia's most active volcano. It erupts on average every 5-10 years and is feared for its deadly pyroclastic flows - avalanches of hot rocks and gas that are generated when parts of new lava domes con... [more]
Glowing avalanches of hot rocks from the new lava dome (2006 eruption).
Merbabu in Central Java is located immediately N of Merapi volcano separated from the latter by a broad 1500 m high saddle. Less active than Merapi and largely forested, Merbabu is part of the regional NNW-SSE volcanic chain extending from Merapi to Ungaran volcano. [more]
Merbabu volcano seen from the summit of Merapi
Muria is an old, but still considered active stratovolcano with deeply eroded flanks on the north coast of Central Java. It forms most of the Muria peninsula and has last erupted perhaps as recently as about 2000 years ago. [more]
Slamet volcano, a majestic stratovolcano in Central Java, is Java's second highest and one of its most active volcanoes. It contains a wide summit area with 4 craters. Its most recent eruption began in April 2009. [more]
The large Sumbing volcano in Central Java west of Merapi dominates the landscape between Yogyakarta and the Dieng plateau. It is not certain wether the volcano has erupted in historic times, but it is considered one of Indonesia's active volcanoes. The summit of Sumbing contains ... [more]
Sundoro, a perfect stratovolcano, in Central Java is located close to Sumbing volcano and separated by the latter by a 1400-m-high saddle only.
Merapi (left) with Sumbing (center) and Sundoro (right) volcanoes in Central Java seen from the east.
Historic activity at Sundoro, who last erupted 1971, consisted mainly in small to medium phreatic eruptions from its many summit ... [more]
Also called Telemojo, Telemoyo is a small volcano near the town of Dalangan in central Java. Although there are no known historic eruption, it is considered active and probably has had eruptions within the past few thousands of years. [more]
Ungaran volcano is a probably extinct volcano south of Semarang city at the N coast of Java. Highly eroded, the mountain is the remnant of a stratovolcano that underwent repeated flank collapse. At present, there are only fumaroles and warm springs located on the volcano's flanks... [more]
Wilis volcano in the eastern end of Central Java is an isolated volcano with no known historic eruption, although there is a report of an eruption in 1641 AD, but most likely this was an eruption from nearby Kelut volcano. Increased fumarolic activity was reported in 1885. [more]