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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:
1951, 1920, 1899, 1864, 1852, 1849, 1819, 1660
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Lewotolo volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): alert level raised due to increased seismic activity

Sunday Oct 08, 2017 13:21 PM | BY: T

Recent seismic activity at Lewotolo volcano (image: PVMBG)
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.
Over the past weeks, degassing and seismic activity have increased significantly, suggesting a greater likelihood of a new eruption, most likely in the form of sudden explosions from the summit crater. During the last week of September, a steam plume of varying intensity has been observed rising up to 500 m from the crater, and volcanic earthquakes detected under the volcano have increased from averages of a few per day to several tens per day.
An exclusion zone of 2 km radius around the crater is recommended.
Previous news
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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