Mount Ili Lewotolok produces 19 eruptions

Mount Ili Lewotolok produced 19 eruptions on Tuesday, according to the Ili Lewotolok Volcano Monitoring Post in Lembata District, East Nusa Tenggara Province.

The eruptions produced hot cloud reaching a height of between 300 meters and 400 meters, Head of the Mount Ili Lewotolok Monitoring Post Stanis Ara Kian noted in a statement here on Wednesday.

“Yesterday, there were quite a lot of eruptions in a day. The number of daily eruptions fluctuates,” he remarked.

The eruptions were accompanied by booms and roars with a burst of incandescent lava reaching 500 meters and extending as far as 500 meters to the southeast.

The duration of the eruptions ranged only from 17.5 to 45 seconds.

Kian noted that the mountain was still on alert status or Level III declared since December 2020.

The Monitoring Post recommends that the community around Ili Lewotolok as well as visitors, including climbers and tourists, not conduct activities within a three-kilometer radius of the summit of Mount Ili Lewotolok.

The villagers of Jontona are advised to stay alert to possible hazardous volcanic materials and to wear face masks to prevent respiratory problems (ISPA) caused by volcanic ash.

 

Source: Antara News

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