Lewotolo volcano

stratovolcano 1423 m / 4,669 ft
Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesien, -8.27°S / 123.51°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5)
Last update: 21 Jun 2021 (Volcanic Ash Advisory)

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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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Lewotolo volcano eruptions: 2012, 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
14 Jun 2021 17:52:39 GMT
2.9

21 km
39 km (24 mi)
Banda Sea, 96 km northwest of Pura Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Background

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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