Islas menores de la Sonda (Indonesia), -8.27°S / 123.51°E
Current status: erupción (4 out of 5)
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.
Erupciones del volcán Lewotolo: 2012, 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660
Latest nearby earthquakesNo hay terremotos recientes
BackgroundLewotolo's lavas are remarkable because they contain the rare mineral zirconolite (CaZrTi2O7).
"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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