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Lewotolo , Indonesia 


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Lewotolo, seen here from the Flores Sea NW of the volcano, anchors the eastern end
of the northern peninsula that is connected to Lomblen Island by a narrow isthmus.
Many lava flows have reached the coastline of the peninsula. Historical eruptions from Lewotolo have been recorded since 1660
and have consisted of explosive activity from the summit crater.
Photo by Rob McCaffrey, 1982 (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute).


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 crater.


Lewotobi is just above the number 123 on the bottom-line

Friday, January 6th, 2012

About 500 people residing near Mount Lewotolok, Lembata district, abandoned their homes on Thursday as the
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 mountain’s
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 Lewotolok’s status to alert level after detecting an increase in its activity.


Lewotolo 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
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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 Mount Lewotobi
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 taken to
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 damages or
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 grew larger.
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.


NASA 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???.


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BIRDS

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FLOWERS

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