People in Palu’e Island they believe if the noisy over the Rokatenda Volcano, they are working Ancestors .. they all went into the plantation, they ran out of fear taken by ancestor spirits.
after the check, not the ancestors that worked, but the Volcano is currently active and build a New Lava Dome.
People are starting made Local Ceremony, he said in order to send a message to Angry Ancestor is, if we are still alive and still here, we will not leave Ancestors. People believe Palue, Mount Rokatenda dwelling place of the Spirit Ancestors them, because when we are going to climb. We must kill a chicken and chicken liver to give for offerings.!
Now, nearly half the population of the island about 12,000 shouldbe leave the island and go Maumere or Ende Regency. people living on the island Paluweh needed masks for protecting from Vulcanic Ash, and of course Clean Water Supply.. which is rather difficult to give an understanding of Volcano Activity.
People question what Will Mount Explode? The best answer .. Is we Don’t Know, Volcano self know about it
This is Some photo During December 14 to December 17,2012
the Darwin VAAC reported that during 14-15 December ash plumes from Paluweh rose to an altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 35-65 km NW and W. On 17 December an ash plume rose to an altitude of 1.5 km (5,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted 55 km E. The next day an ash plume drifted 55 km E at altitudes of 3.4-3.7 km (11,000-12,000 ft) a.s.l. source from GVP
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