68: Indonesia’s Paluweh volcano awakens from 27 year slumber with eruption

October 14, 2012INDONESIA A new eruptive phase began on Thursday, 9th October (or possibly the 8th October) at Paluweh volcano, the volcano has been dormant since 1985. Paluweh is also known as Rokatenda. The volcano has shown signs of revival since October 1st. The MODVOLC (MODIS) detected thermal anomalies on 9th October followed by an emission of large ash plumes that could be seen from Flores Island, plus reports of “huge fire” issuing from the top of the volcano. Several villages reported intense ash fall. 6000 people have been reported to have evacuated the area. Dust masks are being distributed. The head of the East Nusa Tenggara chapter of BNPB, Tini Thadeus, said Rokatenda was currently on Alert Level II status, “Waspada,” out of four statuses, with the fourth being the most dangerous. Tini said two other volcanoes in the province, namely Mount Lewotolok in the district of Lembata and Mount Sirung in the subdistrict of Alor, were on the “Waspada” status as well. Volcano Discovery
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9 Responses to 68: Indonesia’s Paluweh volcano awakens from 27 year slumber with eruption

  1. Irene C says:

    Speaking about earthquakes and volcanoes, Here’s a good one.
    M3.0 – 19km WSW of Old Faithful Geyser, Wyoming. Just before this, there was an M2.5, M2.9, M2.6, M2.8, and M2.7.


  2. Garth Colin Whelan says:

    I just looked at USGS’s site, and am surprised over how many 5+ earthquakes there have been in the last 24 hours, and also many small quakes happening right now in Yellowstone. Something is going on. Also, isn’t it unusual for central Africa to have 4+ earthquakes? One of those happened in the last 24 hours.


  3. Jaded Pickles says:

    Hopefully these people get themselves a good chemical / fine particulate respirator because dust masks are not rated for stone dust.


  4. John says:

    68, 69, 70, 71…….how long before we have a catastrophic eruption?


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