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Paluweh volcano
stratovolcano 875 m / 2,871 ft
off Flores Island, Indonesia, -8.32°S / 121.71°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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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 (Flores Sea, Indonesia): eruption kills 6 people during pyroclastic flow

Monday Aug 12, 2013 06:52 AM | BY: T

A larger eruption Saturday morning killed at least 6 people on the island in a pyroclastic flow.
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.
Previous news
Monday, Aug 05, 2013
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. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013
Activity from the lava dome continues with occasional explosions and / or collapse events, but has been decreasing over the past weeks. ... [more]
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]

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