Ili Werung (Lama Heru)


Elevation: 1,030 m (3,379 ft) Prominence: 351 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerSpesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur
Google Earth: kml Other names: Iliwerung
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Eruptions: Underwater flank vent Gunung Hobal 1870, 1910, 1928, 1948-52, 1973-74, 1983, 1993, 1999, 2013


Bagging It!

Constructed on the southern rim of the Lerek caldera, Iliwerung forms a prominent south-facing peninsula on Lembata (formerly Lomblen) Island. Craters and lava domes have formed along N-S and NW-SE lines on the complex volcano; during historical time vents from the summit to the submarine SE flank have been active. The Iliwerung summit lava dome was formed during an eruption in 1870. In 1948 Iligripe lava dome grew on the eastern flank at 120 m altitude. Beginning in 1973-74, when three ephemeral islands were formed, submarine eruptions began on the lower SE flank at a vent named Hobal; several other eruptions took place from this vent before the end of the century (Smithsonian). The last eruption was in 1999.

Nominated as a Spesial by Chris Whiting.


Getting there Boat from Larantuka, Flores.
Accommodation Several hotels in Lewoleba.
Permits None required but take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase.
Water sources None available – take sufficient supplies with you.
Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): maumere


Links and References

Wikipedia English
Wikipedia Indonesia

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