Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): bush fires at summit area continue
Fri, 30 Jul 2021, 03:0003:00 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian-type explosions at the volcano continue and are accompanied by still continuing bush fires.
Bush fires at the summit area of Lewotolo volcano continue to burn on 28 July (image: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Fires started to illuminate on 28 July a few minutes after midnight as incandescent material reached local vegetation at the summit area. A constant smoke glow is well visible at night as seen in the attached video.
PVMBG reported about yesterday's volcano eruption at 07:47 local time. An ash plume rose 2,624 ft (800 m) above the summit and drifted W-NW.
Near-constant emissions of water vapor, gases (degassing) and ash continue from the summit vent.
The seismic station detected 39 volcano-tectonic earthquakes today.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows and lahars could affect an area of about 3 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi volcano activity update 29 July 2021
Bush fires occur at the third second of the time-lapse video (source: @VolcanoYTz/twitter)
Erupsi Gunung Ile Lewotolok yang terjadi pada Rabu, 28 Juli 2021, pukul 00:24 WITA menyebabkan kebakaran hutan di sekitar kawah yang masih terjadi pada jam 19:00 pic.twitter.com/XmdGCeazno— VolcanoYT (@VolcanoYTz) July 28, 2021
Wed, 28 Jul 2021, 00:30