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Paluweh volcano (off Flores Island, Indonesia) activity update

Thu, 4 Apr 2013, 18:01
18:01 PM | BY: T
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!).

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Wed, 3 Apr 2013, 06:00

Paluweh volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 3 April-9 April 2013 (Continuing Activity)

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 3 April an ash plume from Paluweh rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 37 km SE and W. During 6-7 April ash plumes rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted over 45 km W and WSW. ... Read all
Sat, 30 Mar 2013, 09:15

Paluweh volcano (off Flores Island, Indonesia) activity update

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. ... Read all
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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) Paluweh volcano eruptions:
2012-13, 1984-85(?), 1980-81, 1973, 1972-73, 1963-66, 1928, 1650
Typical eruption style
Explosive
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