Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Lewotobi
in Indonesia

Event summary

GREEN alert: The Lewotobi Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 1000085
Name: Lewotobi
Lat/Lon: -8.542 , 122.775
Event Date: 11 Jan 2024 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 84000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 740000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 3
Population Exposure Index PEI: 5
Inserted at: 12 Jan 2024 07:01 UTC


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Indonesia - Volcanic eruption (ECHO 03 Jan 2024)Wed, 03 Jan 2024 11:31

  • Since December 2023, the activity of Lewotobi Laki-laki volcano located in the southeastern part of the island of Flores (eastern Indonesia), is increasing. On 1 January 2024, a huge eruption was observed. The ash cloud reached up to 1,500m above the crater and moved from southwest to west.
  • According to the National Agency for Disaster Countermeasure (BNPB), 2,229 people have been evacuated in six evacuation centres including more than 1,500 people in East Flores Regency from the Boru Village (1,185 residents) and Konga Village (328 residents). In addition, a total of seven villages in two Districts of East Flores Regency have been affected by the eruption.
  • Local authorities are setting up refugee tents, and providing masks and blankets for the affected community. They have deployed staff on the field for monitoring, and cleaning the roads from the spread of volcanic ash using water tanker.
  • The status level of the volcano has raised at 3 (Alert) meaning that activities within a 3 km radius of the eruption center are prohibited.
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Latest media headlines

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (32), (2), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),