Rokatenda, Indonésie: diffuse white plumes rose and amounted to 150 m .

Rokatenda, Indonésie: diffuse white plumes rose and amounted to 150 m .

The PVMBG reported that observers in an observation from the post at Kampung Ropa, Keliwumbu Village, noted that during the period from 30 December 2015 to 13 January 2016, diffuse white plumes rose and amounted to 150 m above the Paluweh. Seismicity remained relatively stable, and was characterized by deep and shallow volcanic earthquakes, and signals indicating emissions and avalanches. The alert level remained at 2 (on a 1-4 scale). It reminded at residents and tourists not to approach the summit within 1.5 km.

Paluweh volcano, also known as Rokatenda, forms the 8-km-wide island of Paluweh north of the volcanic arc that cuts across Flores Island. Although the volcano rises about 3000 m above the sea floor, its summit reaches only 875 m above sea level. The broad irregular summit region contains overlapping craters up to 900 m wide and several lava domes. Several flank vents occur along a NW-trending fissure. The largest historical eruption occurred in 1928, when strong explosive activity was accompanied by landslide-induced tsunamis and lava dome emplacement.

January 22, 2016. Rokatenda, Indonésie:

8.32 ° S, 121.708 ° E
Altitude 875 m

Sources : PVMBG, GVP .

Photo : Georges Vitton

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