||875 m (2,871 ft)
||Nusa Tenggara Timur
||1650, 1928, 1963-66, 1972-73, 1980-81, 1984-85, 2012-13
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 (Smithsonian). Most recently, a huge eruption occurred in August 2013 killing at least six people. Previously, the last known eruption was in 1985.
||Unknown – assume none
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