Rokatenda

rokatenda.jpgRokatenda, also known as Paluweh, is a stratovolcano mountain located in Palu’e Island, north of Flores Island, Indonesia. It is the highest region in the island with a height of 875 metres (2,871 ft).

The biggest eruption occurred on 4 August – 25 September 1928 which was due to the tsunami and earthquake. The population of Palu’e island was 266 people at that period.

The last eruption occurred on 23 March 1985 whereby the ashes spread 2 km away although no casualty was recorded.

On 16 January 2005, there was sign of eruption, causing the mountain to be placed under alert status.

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