West Java, Gunung Guntur Nature Reserve

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West Java, Gunung Guntur Nature Reserve


Thunder Mountain is the namGunung Guntur, Gunung Guntur Nature Reserve, Cagar Alame of a summit of a volcanic group called Thunder Mountain Complex. Thunder Mountain complex consists of several cone, namely Mount Masigit (2249) which is the highest cone. Southeast of Mount Cone Mount Masigit there Parukuyan (2135m), Mount Kabuyutan (2048), and Mountain Thunder.

Thunder Mountain can be reached from the city of Bandung to Garut Kota (55 km) with a 2-hour travel time. Climbing to the top / kawahnya can be done from the southern village of Mount Citiis Guntur, with travel time of 3 – 4 hours. For to be done Citiis Village of Garut City (3 km) using a 4-wheel drive (four).

Settlements around Mount Guntur generally located at an altitude of 600m – 1000m above sea level. These settlements are mostly concentrated in the southeast and south legs and a small portion at the foot of the eastern danutara

Volcanic resources that can be used is the hot springs in the Cipanas, Tarogong Garut and minerals (rock, sand) is located in Kampung Citiis, Cikatel and Rancabango. Regional tourism is interesting to visit the hot springs in the Cipanas, with bathing facilities, swimming pools and hotels as well as an attractive landscape and there are also waterfalls and a campsite in the village of Citiis.

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Java (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0603-13=

Volcano Type: Complex volcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 1847 

Summit Elevation: 2249 m 7,379 feet

Latitude: 7.143°S 7°8’36″S

Longitude: 107.840°E 107°50’23″E

Guntur is a complex of several overlapping stratovolcanoes about 10 km NW of the city of Garut in western Java. Young lava flows, the most recent of which was erupted in 1840, are visible on the flanks of the erosionally unmodified Gunung Guntur, which rises about 1550 m above the plain of Garut. Guntur is one of a group of younger cones constructed to the SW of an older eroded group of volcanoes at the NE end of the complex. Guntur, whose name means “thunder,” is the only historically active center, with eruptions having been recorded since the late-17th century. Although Guntur produced frequent explosive eruptions in the 19th century, making it one of the most active volcanoes of western Java, it has not erupted since.

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