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Paluweh volcano (off Flores Island, Indonesia) activity update

Mon, 13 May 2013, 15:46
15:46 PM | BY: T
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.

Previous news

Wed, 8 May 2013, 06:00

Paluweh volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 May-14 May 2013 (Continuing Activity)

Based on analyses of satellite imagery and wind data, the Darwin VAAC reported that on 13 May ash plumes from Paluweh rose to an altitude of 2.1 km (7,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted over 90 km WNW and NW. ... Read all
Mon, 6 May 2013, 06:24

Paluweh volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): continuing lava dome growth

MODIS hot spot data for Paluweh island, showing the hot pyroclastic deposits S, E and W of the dome (MODIS, Univ. Hawaii)
The lava dome remains relatively active and produces frequent explosions and/or hot rock avalanches. Hot deposits from these can be seen on MODIS satellite data on the eastern, southern and western flank of the dome. Several ash plumes rising to altitudes of about 7,000 ft (2.1 km) were detected in the past days. ... 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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