Indonesia’s Paluweh volcano ejects a 43,000 ft ash cloud

February 3, 2013INDONESIA A large ash plume rising to 43,000 ft (about 13 km) altitude and extending 175 nautical miles to the south was spotted last night by VAAC Darwin. The likely cause is either a major dome collapse triggering a large pyroclastic flow or a vulcanian explosion of the lava dome.  According to the first local press reports, an explosion occurred at the volcano last night at 23:36 local time. People from the north coast of Flores (17 km distance to the south) reported having heard rumbling and detonation sounds and seen incandescent lava ejections. A cloud of ash drifted over Flores and deposited about half a millimeter of fine ash in areas of the north coast. People were advised to stay home and wear dust masks. No reports were found about the situation on Palueh Island itself.  The aviation alert level of the volcano was raised to Red. –Volcano Discovery
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10 Responses to Indonesia’s Paluweh volcano ejects a 43,000 ft ash cloud

  1. mtnwolf63 says:

    “The aviation alert level of the volcano was raised to Red”
    I sure hope so. I wouldn’t want to be flying near it at the time of an eruption.


  2. Bubba Dan says:

    God help us!


  3. Dennis E. says:

    Well Alvin, Didn’t you just post a warning concerning Indonesia?
    You did say about 2 years ago that significant earth changes would start in the far east, first, then the rest of the world and each time I receive a EQ email alert from that area,usually the tonga trench area, I remember what you said………..


  4. Oliver says:

    God wont help you because he doesn’t exist. The dinosaurs found that out the hard way. Put your faith in yourself. You can do it 🙂


    • alex says:

      I respect your point of view and your opnions. However, if i use basic common sense i can realize that this earth and universe did not come out of no where. In fact, by us humans observing the reality around us makes it exist. so now you must realize that either something came out of nothing(which is close to impossible) or that the programmer made this reality. God does exist and even tho the dinosaurs died, whos to say that god didnt place their bones and bodies their for us left to wonder of the orgins of life. May peace and love be with you.


  5. cbus20122 says:

    By tremendous change, what is exactly changing? Indonesia has always been highly active with volcanic eruptions. If anything, a lack of eruptions would indicate a change in activity, not the persistence of minor-eruptions like this.


    • IMG

      How many volcanic eruptions did Indonesia have in 2011, or 2012? Have you ever seen the break-up of a tectonic plate, as with what’s happening with the Indo-Australian plate near Indonesia, or the rifting of a continent, as with what’s presently happening with Africa? Have you ever seen the largest strike-slip earthquake ever recorded, strike an oceanic plate off the coast of Indonesia before April 11, 2012?

      As science would say- unless you’re 200 million years old, the answer is ‘no.’ So none of what’s happening now (geologically speaking), has ever happened when a human was supposedly on this planet. That’s what I mean by tremendous change.

      “I think it’s a fair argument that the 11 April earthquakes may mark the birth of a plate boundary,” he says. Things should become clearer as more earthquakes shake the region. If they are anything like the 11 April (Indonesian) events, the rest of the world may shake too. In another new study, Fred Pollitz at the US Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California, and his colleagues found that the global rate of quakes with a magnitude of 5.5 or greater increased almost fivefold in the six days after 11 April – something that has never been seen before, even after very large earthquakes (Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature11504). “This was the most powerful event [ever recorded] in terms of putting stress on other fault zones around the world,” Pollitz says. -New Scientist

      Tectonic plate break-up:

      Unprecedented 2005 Dabbahu event of tearing of Africa stuns scientists: “In 2005, an Ethiopian volcano erupted, tearing a thirty-five mile rift in the country in a matter of days -incredibly fast in geological terms – especially since this may well be the first sign of an incoming Ethiopian Ocean…The spectacular speed is what stunned scientists: it was assumed that such events occurred slowly in smaller steps, not sudden tectonic upheavals of the kind that cut the Earth itself open in less than a week. We were wrong about that. This raises important questions, both in terms of geophysical processes which shape the Earth we live on, and for anyone living within an earthquake of such a region.” -Daily Galaxy


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