Mount Ili Lewotolok Erupts, Spews 2,000-Meter-High Ash Clouds

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  • Mount Ili Lewotolok erupts and spews volcanic materials in Lembata regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), on Sunday night, November 29, 2020. The volcano erupts again on Monday night, November 30, 2020. ANTARA/Aken Udjan/KH

    Mount Ili Lewotolok erupts and spews volcanic materials in Lembata regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), on Sunday night, November 29, 2020. The volcano erupts again on Monday night, November 30, 2020. ANTARA/Aken Udjan/KH

    TEMPO.CO, Kupang Mount Ili Lewotolok in Lembata Regency of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) erupted again at 11:47 local time, Monday, November 22, reported the Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center (PVMBG).

    “There was an eruption of Mount Ili Lewotolok on November 22, spewing an ash column of 2,000 meters above the summit,” said Head of the Mount Ili Lewotolok Monitoring Post Stanis Ara Kian in Lembata, Monday.

    The report also said that the thick ash was white and grey leaning towards the southwest of the mountain top with an altitude of 3,423 meters above sea level.

    “This eruption was recorded on a seismogram at a maximum amplitude of 35.5 mm and lasted approximately two minutes and 16 seconds,” Stanis added. The eruption continued with thick black smoke.

    At present, the mountain's volcanic activity is at alert status level III (Siaga or watch). The public, including residents near the mountain and tourists, are recommended to stay away from the mountain. Hiking activities are also prohibited.

    People around the mountain are highly advised to prepare masks to cover their nose and mouth as well as other equipment to protect eyes and skin. Those residing along the river channel originating from the volcano are asked to be aware of potential lava floods.

    “All people and related institutions can monitor the development of Mount Ili Lewotolok’s status via the MAGMA Indonesia app available on Google Play. Stakeholders in the aviation sector can access the information via VONA (Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation),” he added.

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