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Details for: Kelimutu
Kelimutu, a small volcano on Flores Island, is noted for its three crater lakes of different colors. This aerial view from the SW shows Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) at the lower left, and the double craters of Tiwu Nua Muri Kooh Tai (Lake of Young Men and Maiden) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched, or Enchanted Lake) at the upper right. Water color varies periodically, but is often blue, green, and red, respectively. Phreatic eruptions have occurred from the middle lake in historical time. Photo by Tom Casadevall (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:264140
Volcano Name:Kelimutu
Country:Indonesia
Volcano Type:Complex
Last Eruption:1968
Elevation:1639m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Crustal thickness unknown
Pop. within 5km:746
Pop. within 10km:9896
Pop. within 30km:118605
Pop. within 100km:606946
Latitude:-8.77
Longitude:121.82



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
264140 Kelimutu 16261 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1865
264140 Kelimutu 16262 Confirmed Eruption 2 Historical Observations 1938 1938
264140 Kelimutu 16263 Confirmed Eruption 1 Tiwu Nua Muri Historical Observations 1968/6/3 1968/7/29
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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