Mount Ili Lewotolok NTT expels volcanic ash, residents ask to be careful

TIME.CO, Jakarta – Center for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation (PVMBG) the report occurred eruption in the form of volcanic ash expelled from the crater Mount Ili Lewotolok on Lembata Island, East Nusa Tenggara.

Mount Ili Lewotolok observation post officer Stanislaus Ara Kian said the eruption occurred on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 05:21 WITA with a column of gray ash about 400 meters high in the northwest direction.

“The eruption was recorded on a seismograph with a maximum amplitude of 21.7 millimeters and a duration of 44 seconds,” he said in a report received in Jakarta on Saturday.

The PVMBG asked people in the villages of Lamawolo, Lamatokan and Jontona to always be aware of the potential dangers arising from lava avalanches and avalanches and hot clouds from the eastern part of the Ili Lewotolok mountain crater.

In addition to this, PVMBG also reminds people living around the valleys or rivers that originate from the summit of Ili Lewotolok mountain to be aware of the potential threat of lava that may occur, especially during the rainy season.


“To avoid respiratory problems (ARI) and other health problems caused by volcanic ash, people living around Mount Ili Lewotolok can use masks to protect their mouth and nose and other equipment to protect their eyes and skin,” Stanislaus said .

From January 1 to October 21, 2023, Mount Ili Lewotolok is the most frequently erupting volcano with a number of eruptions recorded 73 times.

The second volcano that is actively erupting is Mount Anak Krakatau with a recorded number of eruptions 62 times. Then, the third position is Mount Ibu with a total of 38 eruptions.

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