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Lewotolo volcano
stratovolcano 1423 m / 4,669 ft
Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia, -8.27°S / 123.51°E
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Lewotolo volcano eruptions:
2012, 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660
Typical eruption style:
Explosive

Lewotolo volcano news:

Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): renewed activity; first since Jan 2012

Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 07:41
07:41 AM |
Large ash content erupted from Lewotolo volcano today (image: PVMBG)
Large ash content erupted from Lewotolo volcano today (image: PVMBG)
After almost an eight years calm period with little seismic or no activity, when the volcano's last eruption occurred in January 2012, it seems to have picked up again today at high levels.
PVMBG recorded a continuing phase of large ash emissions with small amount of gas and steam that started today at 05:57 local time. A dense gray-black ash plume rose 1,640 ft (500 m) above the summit and drifted west.
The seismic station recorded increasing seismic activity (11 VT earthquakes) associated with this process including periods of high amplitude tremor.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows and lahars could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 27 November 2020
Previous news
Wed, 2 Jan 2019, 11:00
Recent seismic activity under Lewotolok volcano (image: Magma VSI)
The volcano observatory raised the alert status of the volcano to 2 ("Waspada" on the Indonesian 1-4 scale), as an increase of volcanic earthquakes and fumarolic activity had been observed during the past week. ... read all
Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 13:21
Recent seismic activity at Lewotolo volcano (image: PVMBG)
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. ... read all
Thu, 2 Feb 2012, 00:01
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. read all
Mon, 9 Jan 2012, 00:01
The remote Lewotolo stratovolcano on Lomblen island in Indonesia is getting more and more active, with reports of "black columns of smoke" coming out from its crater, which probably translates to first ash eruptions happening. ... read all

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