Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates
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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.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2013
New ash plumes reaching 13,000 ft (4.3 km) altitude and extending 40 nautical miles to the east were observed today. Most likely, more dome collapses and accompanying explosions have occurred.
Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
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Monday, Feb 11, 2013
New ash emissions caused by partial dome collapse and/or explosions at the lava dome were observed by VAAC Darwin. The reported ash plume altitudes were 7,000 ft (2.1 km).
Friday, Feb 08, 2013
Activity at the lava dome continues. Darwin VAAC reported ash plumes at altitudes of 12,000 and 7,000 ft (2.1 and 3.7 km) altitude last night and this morning. ...more
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013
It seems that activity has decreased since the large explosion on Sunday. Erik Klemetti on the eruptions blog has compiled a number of interesting satellite images to compare the extent of pyroclastic flow deposits before and after the event, which probably was a combination of a larger partial dome collapse with an explosion (triggered by the sudden pressure release). ...more [read all]
Terra/MODIS image of potential pyroclastic flow deposits in the ocean west of Paluweh in Indonesia, taken February 2, 2013.( Image: R. Simmon / NASA, annotated by Erik Klemetti)
Sunday, Feb 03, 2013
Paluweh volcano (Flores, Indonesia): major explosion generates ash plume rising to 43,000 ft (13 km) altitude
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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
For several days, no ash plumes have been observed from the volcano and the thermal hot spot on MODIS hot spot data have decreased. This suggests that the dome growth has slowed down considerably or perhaps even stopped.
Saturday, Jan 05, 2013
Thermal anomalies and an ash plume observed at 12,000 ft (3.7 km) on Friday and Saturday show that the lava dome remains active, and probably continues to produce pyroclastic flows as well.
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
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