About 500 people residing near Mount Lewotolok, Lembata district, abandoned
their homes on Thursday as the
This is not Lewotobi
Anchoring the eastern end of an elongated peninsula that is connected
to Lembata (formerly Lomblen) Island by a
narrow isthmus and extends northward into the Flores Sea, Lewotolo rises
to 1423 m. Lewotolo is a symmetrical
stratovolcano as viewed from the north and east. A small cone with a
130-m-wide crater constructed at the SE side
of a larger crater forms the volcano's high point. Many lava flows have
reached the coastline. Historical eruptions,
recorded since 1660, have consisted of explosive activity from the summit
is just above the number 123 on the bottom-line
January 6th, 2012
volcano showed incresed activity. Most of them lived in the nearest city
of Lewoleba. A meeting with
officials will be held shortly.
Although the government had not yet announced an evacuation plan, the
local people had chosen to leave due to the increasing activity of Mount
Lewotolok over the past few days. Black smoke columns are coming out
of the mountains
crater, the air is filled with the smell of sulfur while rumbling sounds
are heard around the mountain.
10 villages were likely to be affected if the volcano erupted. The
Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center
(PVMBG) had since Jan. 2 raised Mount Lewotoloks status to alert
level after detecting an increase in its activity.
volcano, rising here above the village of Jontona, anchors the
eastern end of the northern peninsula
that is connected to Lembata (formerly Lomblen) Island by a narrow
isthmus. The symmetrical stratovolcano
contains a small cone with a 130-m-wide crater constructed at
the SE side of a larger crater that forms the
volcano's summit. Many lava flows have reached the coastline.
Historical eruptions, recorded since 1660,
have consisted of explosive activity from the summit crate
Photo taken by Jim Flaherty,
US Navy Ocean Survey Team, 1989
September 1st, 2003
An erupting volcano in eastern Indonesia has forced villagers living
on its slopes to flee
showers of hot ash. The state Antara news agency says the 1,700-metre
on Flores island erupted on Sunday evening and was still spewing hot
ash on Monday.
Residents of at least six villages have fled their homes and are being
Konga village, which has not been affected by the eruption.
Later reports say that Lewotobi erupted suddently and violently on Sunday.
The volcano ejected bombs ash and gas several hundred meters above the
crater causing an
emergency evacuation of 6 small villages surrounding the volcano.
July 2nd, 1999
A smaller eruption occured yesterday, about 10 AM. No advices about
wounded persons, but alers-level has been raised.
March, 31st, 1999
At 6.30 AM smoke was seen at least a 250 m up in the air above the volcano.
One week before the volcano became restless and a dome inside the crater
Yesterday rumbling was heard from inside the crater, and the alert-level
is now on YELLOW.
The eruptions at Lewotobi normally last for some time. In 1990 it began
in February, and did
not end till the middle of 1992.
Space Shuttle Photo September 1983
You can see the smoke drifting toward upper left corner.
can not find this in accordance with the map of the area???.