Volcano news: Lokon
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
No more explosions have occurred and degassing also has been much reduced recently. While the latest eruptive phase seems to be thus over, it is only a matter of time when the next one will occur.
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
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Monday, Sep 09, 2013
An explosion at 6:30 am (local time) today at Lokon-Empung volcano produced an ash plume that rose to a height of 1.5 km. The explosion was heard 10 km away. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
An explosion occurred Monday (22 July) morning at 05:06 local time, producing an ash plume of about 1200 m height.
Sunday, Jul 14, 2013
Lokon-Empung volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) activity update: steaming, degassing, occasional ash explosions
Friday, Jul 05, 2013
Following several weeks of relative calm, the volcano produced another small ash eruption today. According to local newspapers, an explosion occurred at 12:43 local time and ejected bombs and blocks to up to 700 m height. A small ash plume drifted to the SSW.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Another explosion occurred yesterday evening. It was heard in up to 6 km distance and incandescent bombs were ejected to 200 m distance from the Tompaluan crater. ...more [read all]
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
Another relatively large eruption occurred this morning around 9am local time. The explosion produced an ash plume reported 4 km high (or: altitude?), and strong vibrations felt in up to 5 km distance.h a height of 1580 meters was still in alert status to level III. ...more
Monday, Apr 08, 2013
Another explosion occurred this morning just before 10:00 (local time, 02am GMT). A relatively large ash plume rose about 3 km above the crater to an altitude of 15,000 ft (4.5 km) and drifted SW. The eruption was heard up to 6 km away. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013
New explosions occurred yesterday at 12:28 pm and later at 18:15 local time. An exclusion zone of 2.5 radius around the Tompaluan crater is in effect. ...more [read all]
Monday, Mar 25, 2013
A series of 3 moderately large explosions occurred this morning between 05:12 and 07:30 local time, and was followed by small ash emissions during the whole morning. The largest eruption produced an ash column rising about 2 km above the crater.
Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013
Just after we hadmentioned that there has not been an eruption for some time, the volcano erupted again this morning around 7am local time. An explosion produced an ash column rising 2 km above the crater, easily visible from Manado, the regional capital to the NE, and was heard in up to 6 km distance. ...more
Monday, Mar 18, 2013
No recent reports of explosions have become available, suggesting that the volcano has quieted down considerably compared to Nov-Jan when it produced almost daily eruptions.
Sunday, Feb 03, 2013
Another relatively strong eruption occurred today. An ash column rising 3 km was observed after an explosion from the Tompulan crater at 14:09. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Explosions from the volcano have become more infrequent, but two new explosions occurred this morning at 6:54 and 10:44 am local time. The eruptions produced booms heard in the nearby villages, but due to cloud cover could not be well observed. The local volcano observatory estimated the height of the plume about 800 meters. ...more
Friday, Jan 25, 2013
Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
A new, relatively large explosion occurred this morning at 5am local time. The online newspaper KabarCepat mentioned that the explosion was heard up to 6 km away. ...more
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
Another explosion occurred this morning at 09:33 local time. It was weaker than the previous ones and produced a plume rising to about 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude and drifting NE, VAAC Darwin reported.
Sunday, Jan 13, 2013
A series of 3 smaller ash eruptions occurred today at 09:09, 09:15 and 09:19 local time. The explosions produced ash plumes rising about 700 m above the crater and the roar could be heard in up to 6 km distance. ...more
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013
Another vulcanian explosion has occurred this morning around 05:43 local time (21h43 GMT). The eruption only lasted a few minutes and produced an ash column rising about 1500 m above the volcano and drifting to the north towards Manado. ...more
Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
Another explosion occurred today sending an ash plume to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude.
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
A new strong explosion occurred today at 06:58 local time producing an ash plume rising 3.5 km as local media reported.