Ijen Volcano : East Java, Indonesia

The Ijen volcano complex is a group of composite volcanoes in the Banyuwangi Regency of East Java, Indonesia. It is inside a larger caldera Ijen, which is about 20 kilometres wide.

Ijen Volcano in East Java contains the world’s largest acidic volcanic crater lake, called Kawah Ijen, famous for its turquoise color.

The active crater measuring 950×600 m is known for its rich sulphur deposits which are being quarried.

The volcano is one of several active stratovolcanoes constructed over the 20 km wide Ijen caldera, the largest caldera in Java. Eruptions from Ijen are very hazardous because of the risk of the lake draining to form catastrophic lahars.

Ijen Volcano
Location: East Java, Indonesia




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