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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-00872

The 8-km-wide island of Paluweh, north of central Flores Island, contains multiple summit craters and lava domes, one of which is seen in this 1971 photo.  A chain of flank vents forms a NW-SE line on the NW flank. No eruptions of Paluweh were recorded between its first historical eruption in the 17th century and a major eruption in 1928.  Occasional eruptions since then have produced explosive activity, sometimes accompanied by lava dome growth. Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1971.

The 8-km-wide island of Paluweh, north of central Flores Island, contains multiple summit craters and lava domes, one of which is seen in this 1971 photo. A chain of flank vents forms a NW-SE line on the NW flank. No eruptions of Paluweh were recorded between its first historical eruption in the 17th century and a major eruption in 1928. Occasional eruptions since then have produced explosive activity, sometimes accompanied by lava dome growth.

Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1971.


Paluweh