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The alert level of the volcano has been placed back to green (normal) by the Indonesian Volcanological Survey. The increased evaporation and the change of color of two of the three crater lakes, that had prompted the raise in alert status in June, have returned to normal levels or been reverted in July, suggesting that the crisis of the volcano is over. read all
VSI raised the alert level of the volcano on Flores, famous for its 3 differently colored crater lakes, from 1 to 2 ("normal" to "waspada", "watch") on a scaled of 1 to 4, after one of the 3 crater lakes turned from blue to white on 3 June. In addition, a strong smell of sulfur was noted by people from Pemo village a few kilometers south. read all
Kelimutu volcano eruptions
Complex volcano 1639 m / 5,377 ft
Flores, Indonesia, -8.77°S / 121.82°E
Eruption list: 1968, 1938, 1865
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.
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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