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Paluweh volcano (off Flores Island, Indonesia) activity update

Fri, 27 Dec 2013, 07:19
07:19 AM | BY: T
After several months with little activity, an ash plume was spotted again by VAAC Darwin yesterday, with an estimated altitude of 10,000 ft (3 km). The new lava dome probably continues to produce occasional collapse events and explosions.

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Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 06:52

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. ... Read all
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
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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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