Paluweh volcano (Flores, Indonesia): situation on the island remains critical

February 14, 2013 INDONESIA A report published by the Indonesian Volcanological Survey (VSI) indicates that the intense eruptive phase on 3 Feb caused the collapse of about 1/4 of the volume of the dome, a little more than one million cubic meters. VSI points out that the main hazard zones for pyroclastic flows, if the dome continues to grow, include now also the valleys to the west and south-east, in addition to the open valley to the south (that already was invaded by pyroclastic flows, visible on the recent NASA space image). The situation on the island remains critical. Many villages are now directly in this danger area (Nitunglea, Rokirole, Tuanggeo, Ona, Wolondopo). Significant ash fall may also occur, with the usual consequences (pollution of drinking water supplies, eye, epidermal, respiratory problems etc.) –Volcano Discovery 
Mud flow on Mt. Merapi kills one: A volcanic mudflow along the Gendol River that originated on Mount Merapi swept away trucks and their cargoes of sand, killing one truck driver and injuring a worker late Tuesday afternoon in Manggong village, Sleman, Yogyakarta. “The trucks were queuing to leave the river when the mudflow came,” Heru Saptono, the head of the Sleman Disaster Mitigation Agency’s disaster mitigation and prevention division, said on Wednesday. The previous day’s continuous heavy downpours over Mt. Merapi, according to Heru, had triggered the mudflow as layers of volcanic ash from the volcano’s 2010 eruption still covered rivers originating on the slopes of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. –Jakarta Globe
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3 Responses to Paluweh volcano (Flores, Indonesia): situation on the island remains critical

  1. Catherine M. Koontz (please do not post full name) says:

    Hi Alvin,

    Thanks for the dynamic NASA image. Wondering how much ash is circulating in the atmosphere from all the active volcanos?

    Thanks for your dedication! May God hold you in the palm of His Hand.



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