// Rokatenda


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Elevation: 875 m (2,871 ft) Prominence: 875 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerSpesial Province: Nusa Tenggara Timur
Google Earth: kml Other names: Paluweh
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Eruptions: 1650, 1928, 1963-66, 1972-73, 1980-81, 1984-85, 2012-13

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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.

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2 entries for “Rokatenda”

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    Huge eruption today killing at least 6….
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23646467

    Posted by Dan | August 11, 2013, 00:16
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    Looks like Rokatenda is blowing its top at the moment.
    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/east-nusa-tenggara-volcano-erupts-two-others-on-alert/549779
    Does anyone have any photos of this?

    Posted by Dan | October 12, 2012, 20:25

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