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Flores, Paluweh volcano

Flores, Paluweh volcano


Country: Indonesia
Subregion Name: Lesser Sunda Islands (Indonesia)
Volcano Number: 0604-15=
Volcano Type: Stratovolcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 1985 
Summit Elevation: 875 m 2,871 feet
Latitude: 8.32°S 8°19’0″S
Longitude: 121.708°E 121°42’30″E
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 of Paluweh occurred in 1928, when a strong explosive eruption was accompanied by landslide-induced tsunamis and lava dome emplacement.

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