Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mount Rinjani

Mount Rinjani is a mountain located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Mountain which is the second highest volcano in Indonesia with a height of 3726 m above sea level and located at latitude 8 º 25 'S and 116 º 28' E was a favorite for mountain climbers because of the beauty of the scenery Indonesia. This mountain is part of the Gunung Rinjani National Park which has an area of about 41,330 ha and this will thus be penambahannya proposed 76,000 ha to the west and east.

Mount Rinjani to the highest point 3726 m above sea level, dominating most of the scenery of northern Lombok Island.

In the west there Rinjani caldera cone with an area of approximately 3500 m × 4800 m, extending west towards the east you. In the caldera have Segara Anak (ocean = sea, lake) area of 11,000,000 sq m with a depth of 230 m. The water that flows from this lake which forms the waterfall is very beautiful, flowing through a steep ravine. Segara Anak in many goldfish and mujair so often used for fishing. The southern part of this lake called Segara Endut.

On the east side of the caldera is the New Mountain (or Mount Barujari) has a crater the size of 170m × 200 m in altitude from 2296 to 2376 m above sea level. This small mountain last active / burst from May 2, 2009 and during May, after also erupted in 2004.

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