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Recent seismic activity at Lewotolo volcano (image: PVMBG)
Sunday, Oct 08, 2017
The alert level of the volcano was raised yesterday from from Level I (Normal) to Level II (Alert), the Indonesian volcano monitoring agency PVMBG reported. ... [more]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
On 25 January CVGHM lowered the Alert Level for Lewotolo from 3 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) based on decreased seismicity and visual observations during 5-15 January. During 5-15 January fumarolic plumes rose 200-500 m above the summit and incandescence was observed. ... [more]
 

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
Tue, 10 Oct
Tue, 10 Oct 23:10 UTCM 4.7 / 10 km7 kmFlores Region, Indonesia
Mon, 9 Oct
Mon, 9 Oct 22:23 UTCM 4.8 / 10 km8 kmFlores Region, Indonesia
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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