The Rinjani crater forming eruption is thought to have occurred within the 13th century. Dated to “late spring or summer of 1257,” this eruption is now thought of the likely supply of high concentrations of sulfur found in widely spread ice core samples and should are “the most powerful volcanic blast since humans learned to write down.” the huge eruption may have triggered an episode of worldwide cooling and unsuccessful harvests.

Eruption rate, eruption sites, eruption type and magma composition have modified during the last 10,000 years before the crater forming eruption. The eruptions of 1994 and 1995 have given at Gunung Baru (or ‘New Mountain’ – approximately 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) on top of ocean level) within the center of this crater and volcanic rock flows from consequent eruptions have entered the lake. This cone has since been renamed Gunung Barujari (or ‘Gunung Baru Jari’ in Indonesian).

The first historical eruption occurred in September 1847. the foremost recent eruption of Mount Rinjani was in may 2010 and therefore the most up-to-date significant eruptions occurred throughout a spate of activity from 1994 to 1995 which resulted in the further development of Gunung Barujari. Historical eruptions at Rinjani geological dating back to 1847 have been restricted to Barujari cone and therefore the Rombongan dome (in 1944) and consist of moderate explosive activity and occasional volcanic rock flows that have entered Segara Anak lake.The eruptive history of Rinjani before 1847 isn’t obtainable because the island of Lombok is in a} location that remained very remote to the record keeping of the era.

On 3 November 1994, a cold avalanche (volcanic mudflow) from the summit space of Rinjani volcano traveled down the Kokok Jenggak river killing thirty folks from the village of Aikmel UN agency were caught all of sudden when grouping water from the watercourse in the path of the flow.

In connection with the eruption of the cone Gunung Barujari the status for Gunung Rinjani has been raised from normal (VEI Level 1) to ‘be vigilant’ (VEI Level 2) since may 2, 2009 . In may 2010 Gunung Rinjani was placed within the standby standing by Center for vulcanology & geologic Hazard Mitigation, indonesia with a recommendation that there be no activity among a radius of 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the eruption at Gunung Barujari.