Pulaweh, Lesser Sunda Islands

This Space Shuttle photo looks west along the central part of the island of Flores. Paluweh, a stratovolcano, forms the island just north (right) if the main island. Paluweh has erupted seven times since 1928. Most eruptions are moderate to moderate-large (VEI=2-3) in size. Three of the eruptions produced lava flows. A large landslide which accompanied the 1928 explosive eruption generated a tsunami. The tsunami killed 128 people. The tsunami waves were 15-30 feet (5-10 m) high. Tephra killed 98 people. One person was killed and three injured during the 1964 eruption. Shuttle photo STS067-707A-0076.

Source of Information:
Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the World: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.

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