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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

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Wed, 25 Nov 2020, 06:00

Lewotolok volcano (Lembata Island, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 November-1 December 2020 (New Activity / Unrest)

According to PVMBG continuous tremor at Lewotolo began to be recorded at 1943 on 26 November, and a series of volcanic earthquakes began at 1947. A new eruption started at 0557 on 27 November, producing dense blackish gray ash plumes that rose 500 m above the summit and drifted W. Incandescence at the summit was visible, and the emissions turned white around 0630. ... Read all
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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
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