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Lewotolo volcano

stratovolcano 1423 m / 4,669 ft
Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, -8.27°S / 123.51°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 8 Oct 2017 (increased steaming and seismic activity)
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Lewotolo volcano eruptions: 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 28 Oct
Sun, 28 Oct 12:40 UTCM 3.3 / 13 km10 kmIle Ape (3 MMI)
Lewotolo (or Ile Api) 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.

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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