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Lembata, Lewotolo volcano

Lembata, Lewotolo volcano


Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0604-23=
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 1951 
Summit Elevation: 1423 m 4,669 feet
Latitude: 8.272°S 8°16’18″S
Longitude: 123.505°E 123°30’18″E
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.

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