Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates
Monday, Aug 12, 2013
A larger eruption Saturday morning killed at least 6 people on the island in a pyroclastic flow. ...more [read all]
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
A partial collapse of the lava dome occurred yesterday and produced an explosion and (probably) pyroclastic flows. An ash plume rose to about 3 km (9,000 ft) altitude. ...more
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013
Activity from the lava dome continues with occasional explosions and / or collapse events, but has been decreasing over the past weeks. ...more [read all]
Monday, Jun 03, 2013
The lava dome remains active with occasional explosions and rock avalanches / pyroclastic flows travelling through the two main valleys to the SW and S.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The lava dome continues to be active and produce explosions and small pyroclastic flows from time to time, generating ash plumes rising to 7-10,000 ft such as today.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Activity from the lava dome continues. A larger event (explosion and/or dome collapse) produced a fairly large ash plume rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude that drifted 60 nautical miles NW this morning (VAAC Darwin).
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
The lava dome remains active. An ash plume rose to 7,000 ft this morning, probably caused by an explosion or another partial dome collapse.
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013
Activity from the lava dome continues, in the form of explosions and rockfalls/pyroclastic flows due to mass loss from the dome. An ash plume was observed this morning rising to 7,000 ft (2.1 km) altitude and drifting 20 nautical miles to the east (VAAC Darwin).
Sunday, Apr 07, 2013
Frequent ash emissions are being reported by VAAC Darwin. Today, ash plumes rose to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and drifted 45 nautical miles to the WSW.
Saturday, Apr 06, 2013
The lava dome continues to produce explosions and avalanches. An ash plume rose to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude today and drifted 25 nautical miles to the west.
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013
Ash plumes rising to altitudes of 7-10,000 ft (2-3 km) altitude are observed on a nearly daily basis, showing that the lava dome continues to be very active (and dangerous!).
Saturday, Mar 30, 2013
The lava dome remains very active and produces ash plumes (by a mix of effusive-explosive activity comprising ash venting, explosions, rockfalls and pyroclastic flows from the dome) on a daily basis. The height of the plumes varies mostly between 8-12,000 ft (2.4-3.6 km) altitude.
Thursday, Mar 28, 2013
The lava dome on the island remains very active with now more or less daily ash plumes observed rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) elevation,- sign that active dome growth continues along with associated rockfalls / pyroclastic flows and explosions / ash venting.
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
Another ash plume was reported today rising to about 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and drifting 20-30 nautical miles to the NE.
Monday, Mar 25, 2013
The lava dome remains active and regularly produces explosions and collapses with possible pyroclastic flows. VAAC Darwin reported an ash plume to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude and extending 30 nautical miles to the west this morning.
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
The lava dome continues to grow and produce avalanches and explosions. Another ash plume was seen rising to about 3 km altitude (10,000 ft) and drifting 40 nautical miles to the northwest today.
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
The lava dome remains very active. A new explosion or dome collapse last evening produced an ash plume rising to approximately 12,000 ft (3.7 km) observers from Flores' north coast reported to VAAC Darwin.
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Another relatively large explosion (and/or partial dome collapse) occurred this morning. According to local press, an explosion at around 10:00 am this morning, and followed by an earthquake at 10:15 local time produced an ash plume rising 1500-2000 m above the island, drifting east. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Mar 10, 2013
The dome continues to be very active. An ash plume was observed rising to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude this morning.
Saturday, Mar 09, 2013
An explosion or/and dome collapse at the still active lava dome produced an ash plume rising to about 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude this morning.