Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates
New Eruptive Phase at Paluweh Volcano, Indonesia
Friday Oct 12, 2012 08:44 AM | AUTEUR : VOLCANOBULLETIN
A new eruptive phase began on Thursday, 9th October (or possibly the 8th October) at Paluweh volcano, the volcano has been dormant since 1985. The volcano has shown signs of revival since October 1st.
The MODVOLC (MODIS) detected thermal anomalies on 9th October followed by an emission of large ash plumes that could be seen from Flores Island, plus reports of "huge fire" issuing from the top of the volcano. Several villages reported intense ash fall. 6000 people have been reported to have evacuated the area. Dust masks are being distributed.
A 1.5 KM exclusion zone is being set up around the volcano.
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
Based on seismic data and visual observations, CVGHM raised the Alert Level for Paluweh (also known as Rokatenda) from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 8 October. [details]
Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia) activity update: alert level lowered back to green
Friday, Sep 14, 2012
CVGHM reported that on 7 September the Alert Level for Paluweh was lowered from 2 to 1 (on a scale of 1-4). [details]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
Activité sismique de Paluweh (également connu sous le nom de Rokatenda) augmenté au cours des 12-18 janvier, incitant CVGHM pour élever le niveau d'alerte de 1 à 2 (sur une échelle de 1 à 4) le 19 janvier. Brouillard a empêché les observations visuelles du volcan. ... [details]