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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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Explosive
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Paluweh volcano (Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia): news & updates

Paluweh volcano (off Flores Island, Indonesia) activity update

Thursday Jun 20, 2013 16:18 PM | BY: T

Activity from the lava dome continues with occasional explosions and / or collapse events, but has been decreasing over the past weeks.
An ash plume at about 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude was observed on satellite data yesterday (VAAC Darwin).
A visit by a recent group in July revealed that the dome, compared to December 2012, has approximately doubled in volume, mostly due to becoming wider. At its top, a new crater has formed inside which a small new dome seems to be growing.
Previous news
Monday, Jun 03, 2013
The lava dome remains active with occasional explosions and rock avalanches / pyroclastic flows travelling through the two main valleys to the SW and S. [more]
MODIS hot spot data (past 7 days) for Paluweh volcano (ModVolc, Univ. Hawaii)
Friday, May 24, 2013
Ash plumes rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude have been observed yesterday and today. The lava dome obviously continues to be active and regularly produces explosions and/or rock avalanches that cause ash plumes. [more]
Monday, May 13, 2013
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. [more]
MODIS hot spot data for Paluweh island, showing the hot pyroclastic deposits S, E and W of the dome (MODIS, Univ. Hawaii)
Monday, May 06, 2013
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. [more]
Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Activity from the lava dome continues. A larger event (explosion and/or dome collapse) produced a fairly large ash plume rising to 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude that drifted 60 nautical miles NW this morning (VAAC Darwin). [more]

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