Lokon volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruption
Saturday Sep 15, 2012 16:36 PM | BY: T
Another eruption has occurred at Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. According to news, the eruption began today at 18:53 pm. local time and produced an ash column rising 1500 m above the crater.
Windows were rattled at the volcano observatory of Lokon about 5 kilometers from the crater in Tompaluan during the initial explosion. The observers saw strombolian eruptions to a height of about 600 meters from the crater.
The PVMBG Geological Agency had previously delivered a warning, since there had been an increase in seismic activity since early this morning. Until noon, there had been 91 shallow volcanic quakes recorded, which led to the warning.
So far, there are no reports of evacuations or damage.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Lokon volcano produced ash plumes rising to 3.7 km (12,000 ft) altitude and drifting 75 km N, observed from ground and satellite. [more]
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Lokon volcano erupted again at 11:55 a.m. local time on Tuesday 1 May. ... [more]
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012
Lokon volcano had 2 probably smaller eruptions yesterday (21 Feb) at 11:52 local time. According to local news, the eruption was not seen because of cloud cover on the mountain, but strong explosion sounds were heard in Tomohon, the town located at the foot of the volcano. The eruption was accompanied by hundreds of shallow volcanic earthquakes registered by the local observatory. ... [more]
Sunday, Feb 12, 2012
Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, erupted again yesterday (Friday 11 Feb) at around 20h20 local time. According to local news, the eruption produced a loud thumping noise and a 2 km tall ash eruption column, suggesting that this was a vulcanian-type, vent-clearing explosion. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011
Mt. Lokon volcano near Tomohon city in North Sulawesi erupted again with 3 explosions on Tuesday (26 Dec) early morning shortly after 3 am local time, the Jakarta Post reports. The eruptions followed a rapid increase in seismic activity detected since Monday. An exclusion zone of 2.5 kilometers around the volcano is in place. ... [more]