Kelud, Mount

Kelud, Mount kəlo͞od [key], Bahasa Indonesia, Gunung Kelud, active volcano, 5,643 ft (1,720 m) high, central East Java prov., Indonesia, SE of Kediri and NE of Blitar also known as Mt. Kelut. Lahars caused by its crater lake and pyroclastic flows make Mt. Kelud's eruptions particularly dangerous drainage tunnels have been constructed since 1926 to lower the lake's level. Its 1586 eruption is estimated to have killed 10,000 people in 1919 more than 5,000 died. More recent but less devastating eruptions have occurred in 1990, 2007, and 2014.

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