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Paluweh volcano
stratovolcano 875 m / 2,871 ft
off Flores Island, Indonesia, -8.32°S / 121.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Paluweh volcano eruptions:
2012-13, 1984-85(?), 1980-81, 1973, 1972-73, 1963-66, 1928, 1650
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Explosive
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Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates

New Eruptive Phase at Paluweh Volcano, Indonesia

Friday Oct 12, 2012 08:44 AM | BY: 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.
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Previous news
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. [more]
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). [more]
Thursday, Feb 02, 2012
Seismic activity from Paluweh (also known as Rokatenda) increased during 12-18 January, prompting CVGHM to raise the Alert Level from 1 to 2 (on a scale of 1-4) on 19 January. Fog prevented visual observations of the volcano. ... [more]

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