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Lewotolo Vulkan

Aktualisiert: 3. Okt. 2022 19:21 GMT -
Schichtvulkan 1423 m / 4,669 ft
Kleine Sunda-Inseln (Indonesien), -8.27°S / 123.51°E
Aktueller Status: Ausbruch (4 von 5)
Last update: 28 Sep 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Lewotolo (or Ile Api Lewotolok) volcano on the eastern end of a peninsula of Lembata (formerly Lomblen) Island forms a perfect symmetrical cone. The stratovolcano has 2 craters of 900x800 m and 250x200 m in diameter.
Many lava flows have reached the coastline. Historical eruptions, recorded since 1660, have consisted of explosive activity from the summit crater.

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Typische Aktivität: Explosiv
Ausbrüche des Lewotolo: 2012, 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660

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Beschreibung

Lewotolo's lavas are remarkable because they contain the rare mineral zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7).
Source/literature:
"Volatile-induced transport of HFSE, REE, Th and U in arc magmas: evidence from zirconolite-bearing vesicles in potassic lavas of Lewotolo volcano (Indonesia)" Jan C. M. de Hoog and Manfred J. van Bergen, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Volume 139, Number 4, 485-502

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Mi, 28. Sep 2022, 14:00

Lewotolok volcano (Lembata Island) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 21 September-27 September 2022 (Continuing Activity)

PVMBG reported that the eruption at Lewotolok continued during 20-27 September. Daily white emissions rose as high as 350 m above the summit and drifted in multiple directions. At 0350 on 23 September an eruptive event produced an ash plume that rose 800 m and drifted W. ... Read all
Mo, 26. Sep 2022, 04:54

Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): ongoing strombolian activity

Glowing red hot dome-like lava fountain during the eruption on 23 September (image: PVMGB)
The volcano continues to produce strombolian activity. ... Read all
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