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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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Lewotolo volcano eruptions:
2012, 1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660
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Lewotolok volcano (Lembata Island, Indonesia): alert status raised as seismic activity under volcano increases

Wednesday Jan 02, 2019 11:00 AM | BY: T

Recent seismic activity under Lewotolok volcano (image: Magma VSI)
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.
The observatory reported a light steam / gas plume rising approx. 500 m above the summit crater of Lowotolok. Since 29 December, the seismic network detected 4 earthquake swarms, one shallow and 3 deeper volcanic earthquakes. This could indicate magma intrusions under the volcano, which could (but not must) lead to a new eruption of the volcano in a near to medium-term future (weeks to months).
Residents as well as visitors and climbers are advised to keep a safety distance of 2 km from the crater. At present, climbing activities have been banned, and residents should remain on alert.

Lewotolok (or Lewotolo) on Lembata Island is one of the region's most active volcanoes. It has erupted on average every few decades, the last time in 1951 and 2012.
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Previous news
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]
Monday, Jan 09, 2012
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 05, 2012
The remote Lewotolo volcano in the Flores Sea was placed on alert on 2 January, after an increase in seismic activity and incandescence was observed on 2 January. [more]

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