Mount Merbabu or Gunung Merbabu in Indonesia. The name Merbabu could be loosely translated as ‘Mountain of Ash’ in the Indonesian language. It is a dormant volcano located in Central Java with an elevation of 3,145m.
To the rear of Merbabu is Gunung Merapi which can just be seen from this viewpoint at Gedong Songo. Mount Merapi which literally means ‘Fire Mountain’ is an active volcano with an elevation of 2,930m.
On the afternoon of 25th October 2010 Mount Merapi erupted lava from its southern and southeastern slopes. People living within a 20 km (12 miles) zone were told to evacuate. Over 300 people lost their lives and houses were destroyed. For now she sleeps again!