Since the 15th century, Kelud has claimed more than 15,000 lives.
The volcanic eruption in 1586 claimed the lives of more than 10,000 inhabitants.
A system to divert the lava flow has been made extensively in 1926 and still functioning until now after the eruption in 1919 claimed thousands of lives due to cold lava flood swept settlements. In the 20th century, recorded Kelud erupted in 1901, 1919 (May 1), 1951, 1966, and 1990. In 2007 the mountain was again increased its activity. This pattern brings experts volcano on 15-year cycle for this eruption.
Kediri residency is located in the eastern part of Java Island.
In the city, there is a greatest Cigarette Factory in Indonesia. Mt Kelud in this area and is one of the main tourist center in East Java, which has been known from both local and from abroad. Mt Kelud is also one of the main volcano located in East Java region, At this time in the crater Mt Kelud, has emerged Lava dome, and Lava dome has a diameter large enough, thus closing a large part in the crater Mt Kelud. Mt Kelud is located approximately 65 miles from the southwest Surabaya (the capital of East Java).