Lewotolo volcano news:
Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): renewed activity; first since Jan 2012
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 07:4107:41 AM |
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.
Large ash content erupted from Lewotolo volcano today (image: PVMBG)
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
Thu, 26 Nov 2020, 23:15
Wed, 2 Jan 2019, 11:00
Lewotolok volcano (Lembata Island, Indonesia): alert status raised as seismic activity under volcano increases
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
Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): alert level raised due to increased seismic activity
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
Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia) activity update: steaming, weak incandescence from summit lava dome
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