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Lewotobi volcano
stratovolcano 1703 m / 5,587 ft
Flores, Indonesia, -8.54°S / 122.78°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)| Reports
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Lewotobi volcano eruptions:
2003, 2002, 1999, 1991, 1990, 1971, 1970, 1968-69, 1939-40, 1935, 1932-33, 1921, 1914, 1909-10, 1907, 1889, 1869, 1868, 1865, 1861, 1859(?), 1675
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Lewotobi volcano news & activity updates

Lewotobi volcano (Flores, Indonesia): alert level raised

Thursday Mar 26, 2015 17:37 PM | BY: T

Lewotobi volcano in Nov. 2014
Lewotobi volcano in Nov. 2014
The alert level of the volcano was raised after a significant increase in seismic activity was detected recently.
from the Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 18-24 March 2015:
White plumes were observed rising 15-20 m above Lewotobi during periods of clear weather from 1 February to 17 March. Seismicity increased significantly on 13 March, especially volcanic earthquakes and shallow volcanic earthquakes; harmonic tremor, Tornillo events, and tectonic events were also detected.
On 17 March the Alert Level was raised to 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and tourists were warned not to approach the craters within a 1-km radius.
Previous news
Wednesday, Oct 02, 2013
Following an increase in seismic activity recorded since 28 September, VSI raised the alert level to 2 ("Waspada","watch") on a scale of 1-4. No changes in surface activity, degassing from fumarole vents, has been noted. [more]
Thursday, Apr 05, 2012
CVGHM reported that seismicity at Lewotobi Lakilaki, one of two stratovolcanoes comprising Lewotobi, fluctuated but declined overall during 18 September 2011-25 March 2012. No significant changes were observed at the volcano. ... [more]
Saturday, Sep 03, 2011
Increased seismic activity and weak steaming from the southern peak of Leweotobi volcano (Gunung Lewotobi Perempuan, "Woman of Lewotobi") with a height of 1703 m has triggered a raise of the alert level from 1 (normal) to 2 (alert). Residents and tourists in the area are advised not to approach the volcano. ... [more]

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