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Lokon-Empung volcano (Sulawesi, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 March-4 April 2017 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
PVMBG reported that on 25 March six climbers between the ages of 15 and 20 climbed to Lokon-Empung's Tompaluan Crater, into the restricted area, where one of the climbers fell into the crater and died. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and tourists were reminded not to approach the crater within a radius of 1.5 km.

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi (PVMBG, also known as CVGHM)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2017. Report on Lokon-Empung. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 March-4 April 2017. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Wed, 14 Sep 2016, 06:00
Although inclement weather sometimes obscured views of Lokon-Empung's Tompaluan Crater, PVMBG reported that during 1-14 September observers at the post in Kakaskasen Tomohon (North Sulawesi, 4 km from the crater) saw white plumes rising as high as 250 m above the crater. The number of shallow volcanic earthquakes was the highest on 1 September (20 recorded), and then fluctuated between 1 and 4 per day during 2-14 September. The Alert Level remained at 2 (on a scale of 1-4). ... Read all
Wed, 9 Mar 2016, 12:06
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A warning was issued for the volcano and its alert level raised to 3 ("siaga" - alert, on a scale of 1-4) last Monday after a seismic swarm was detected to occur under the edifice. ... Read all
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