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Lewotolo

Latitude (dd): 
-8.27
Longitude (dd): 
123.51
Elevation (m): 
1423
Country: 
Indonesia
State (Province, etc): 
Lesser Sunda Islands
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

 

Photo taken in September 1983.

 

 


 

Lewotolo. Photo taken by Jim Flaherty, US Navy Ocean Survey Team, 1989.

Lewotolo is an active stratovolcano with eight explosive eruptions from its central vent since 1660. Most of the eruptions are moderate in size (VEI=2) with the exception of the 1660 eruption which was moderate to large (> VEI=3). An eruption from the K2 crater in 1852 lasted less than one day but caused damage. Space Shuttle photo STS008-050-1840 looking northwest across the Island of Lomblen and the eastern tip of Adonara, including Iliboleng.

 


Source of Information:

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 394 p.