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Mount Ile Lewotolok NTT Erupts 4 Times Accompanied by Rumble, Residents are Asked to be Vigilant

Ile Lewotolok Volcano, in Lembata Regency, NTT, is still erupting. Until Sunday (10/17/2021) afternoon, four eruptions were recorded with a column of

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Mount Ile Lewotolok NTT Erupts 4 Times Accompanied by Rumble, Residents are Asked to be Vigilant 

TRIBUNBATAM.id, NTT - Ile Lewotolok Volcano, in Lembata Regency, NTT, is still erupting.

Until Sunday (10/17/2021) afternoon, four eruptions were recorded with a column of ash up to 700 meters high. 

"Today, start from 12.00-18.00 WITA, four eruptions were observed with a height of 500-700 meters, the color of the smoke was white and gray," said Syawaludin, an officer of the Ile Lewotolok Volcano Observation Post, in a written statement, Sunday (10/17) night. 

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"The eruption was accompanied by a weak rumble," continued Syawaludin. 

He added that until now, the activity level of the Ile Lewotolok volcano is still at Level III (Standby). 

Syawaludin appealed to the community around the mountain, visitors, climbers and tourists not to carry out activities within a 3 km radius from the peak or crater of Mount Ile Lewotolok. 

The people of Jontona Village was also asked to be aware of the potential threat of avalanches of weathered material which can be accompanied by hot clouds from the southeastern part of the peak or crater. 

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Residents are also advised to prepare masks covering their noses and mouths as well as other equipment to protect their eyes and skin in case of ash rain.

This is because volcanic ash can cause respiratory problems (ARI) and other health problems.

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(TRIBUNBATAM.id/ Lia Sisvita Dinatri)

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