Paluweh volcano (Flores Sea, Indonesia): eruption kills 6 people during pyroclastic flow
A larger eruption Saturday morning killed at least 6 people on the island in a pyroclastic flow.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 06:5206:52 AM | BY: T
It seems that the flow was triggered by a partial collapse if the still active lava dome. Other than most previous pyroclastic flows, this one traveled to the northern side and reached the coast where the victims were located.
About 3000 people were still staying on the already partially evacuated island. Now, authorities have begun to fully evacuate the island.
Wed, 7 Aug 2013, 06:00
Paluweh volcano (Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 August-13 August 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)
According to news articles, a partial lava-dome collapse at Paluweh on 10 August generated a pyroclastic flow that traveled N towards a beach village and killed at least 5 people. A volcanologist at the monitoring post for Paluweh noted that the eruption lasted seven minutes, and that the pyroclastic flow burned trees around the beach and villages, making it difficult to reach the victims. Pyroclastic flows continued to be reported hours after the initial eruption. ... Read all
Mon, 5 Aug 2013, 11:10
A partial collapse of the lava dome occurred yesterday and produced an explosion and (probably) pyroclastic flows. An ash plume rose to about 3 km (9,000 ft) altitude. Read all