Mount Batur is another active stratovolcano in Bali, Indonesia. Twenty-four thousand years ago, the volcano collapsed and created the two concentric calderas and formed a massive depression that is now known as Lake Batur. The 15km elongated Lake Batur sits 1,031m above sea level and has an impressive deepest point of 88m.
Towns and villages dot the volcanic landscape around the calderas and lake that have become increasingly busy with people exploring the breathtaking scenery on this island paradise.
The summit of Batur rises 700m above the Lake Batur and has been relatively calm; the last major event was in 1968, which covered a significant portion of the southern side of the upper caldera with ash and lava, stopping just short of population centers. The history of this volcano typically produces moderate explosive eruptions every few years that are sometimes accompanied by basaltic lava flows; the last eruption was in 1999-2000.