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Paluweh volcano
stratovolcano 875 m / 2,871 ft
off Flores Island, Indonesia, -8.32°S / 121.71°E
Current status: normal or dormant (1 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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Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates

Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia) activity update: ongoing ash emissions

Monday Nov 12, 2012 07:24 AM | BY: T

Crop of aTerra satellite image (NASA) taken on 02:15 GMT on 12 Nov showing part of Flores Island and Rakotenda island with erupting Paulweh volcano (center right).
Crop of aTerra satellite image (NASA) taken on 02:15 GMT on 12 Nov showing part of Flores Island and Rakotenda island with erupting Paulweh volcano (center right).
Low-level ash emissions continue from Paluweh. A recent Terra / Modis satellite image shows the ash plume at 6-8,000 ft altitude (2-2.4 km) drifting about 60 km to the west.
Previous news
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
New ash emissions took place earlier today from the volcano. An ash plume was observed at 09:00 reaching 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude and extending 80 nm (about 140 km) to the NW. [more]
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
A MODIS - AQUA satellite image taken at 5:40 (UTC) shows a strong gas plume drifting 100 KM NW. The VSI maintains the Alert Level at 3 (on a scale of 1-4) but does not describe the current activity. Ash plumes were last seen on 22 October. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
A Modis satellite image taken on Monday, 22 October showed a gas plume containing ash drifting 80 KM west of the volcano. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
The CVGHM (or VSI) raised the Alert Level for Paluweh to ORANGE on 13 October based on 'seismic and visual monitoring without specifying the activity; eruptive activity is most definitely on-going. ... [more]
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
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. ... [more]

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