Lewotobi Volcano Indonesia


The Lewotobi volcano on the Flores Island of Indonesia has become more active over recent weeks, and a 1 km exclusion zone has been declared around the crater. Lewotobi (husband and wife) is a twin volcano complex consisting of Lewotobi Lakilaki and Lewotobi Perempuan stratovolcanoes.

Over the last two centuries Lewotobi Lakilaki has been frequently active while Lewotobi Perempuan has only erupted twice in historic times. Lava domes have grown in the craters of both.

Plumes of “smoke” were reported above the summit craters in late August and seismicity has increased. The alert level has been raised based on the seismic data.

 

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About Martina Vaslovik

Volcano nerd and seismogeek
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