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Comparison of the crater lakes in June (l) and July (r) (VSI)
Monday, Jul 15, 2013
El nivel de alerta del volcán ha dado vuelta a verde (normal) por el estudio Vulcanológico indonesio. El aumento de la evaporación y el cambio de color de dos de los lagos de cráter de tres, que han impulsado la subida en estado de alerta en junio, volvió a niveles normales o ha revertido en julio, sugiriendo que la crisis del volcán está superada. ... [Leer más]
Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013
VSI elevó el nivel de alerta del volcán en Flores, famoso por sus lagos de cráter de diferente color 3, de 1 a 2 ("normal" a "waspada", "ver") en una escala de 1 a 4, después de uno de los lagos de 3 cráter cambie de azul a blanco el 3 de junio. Además, un fuerte olor a azufre fue observado por la gente de Pemo aldea a pocos kilómetros hacia el sur. ... [Leer más]
 

Kelimutu volcano

Complex volcano 1639 m / 5,377 ft
Flores, Indonesia, -8.77°S / 121.82°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Kelimutu volcano books
Last update: 15 Jul 2013
Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Kelimutu: 1968, 1938, 1865 No hay terremotos recientes
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Kelimutu (Keli Mutu) volcano in central Flores, Indonesia, is famous for its 3 colorful acid crater lakes, where different salts and oxides in suspension or solution give the lakes varying colors ranging from blue and dark green to intense red. In historic times, few small phreatic explosions have been the only activity at the volcano.
The scenic craters with their lakes are popular tourist destinations.

Background:

The western lake, Tiwi Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is commonly blue. Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched, or Enchanted Lake), which share a common crater wall, are commonly green- and red-colored, respectively, although lake colors vary periodically. During the dry season reduction processes let Ba, Cu, and As minerals precipitate, in the wet season, the oxidation and precipitation of iron minerals (ferric oxide: Fe2O3) produces intense red colors.
Active upwelling occurs at the two eastern lakes and is probably fed by subaqueous fumaroles.
Kelimutu volcano is flanked by the older cones of Kelido and Kelibara 3 km to the north and 2 km to the south, respectively.
(Source: GVP)

Kelimutu Fotos:



1995 fatal accident & measurements of the lake
A Dutch tourist fell into Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai lake and died. Rescue searchers climbed into the crater with ropes and oxygen gas masks. During their 5days unsuccessful rescue efforts, they also carried out interesting measurments of the lake. The pH of the lake was measured at 0.5, its temperature 37°C, and minor bubbling was observed at the surface. ...màs

1993 seismic unrest
Kelimutu showed increased seismic activity in February-April 1993, with 318 deep and 196 shallow earthquakes recorded.
(Source: GVP monthly activity reports)

1986 unrest - increased gas bubbling
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