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Lokon-Empung volcano
Stratovolcano 1580 m / 5,184 ft
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.36°N / 124.79°E
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Lokon-Empung volcano eruptions:
1375, 1775, 1829, 1893-94, 1930, 1942, 1948, 1951-53, 1958-59, 1961, 1962, 1963-64, 1965, 1966, 1969-70, 1971, 1973-74, 1975-80, 1984(?), 1986-87, 1988, 1991-92, 2000-01, 2002, 2002-03, 2011, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2015
Typical eruption style:
Small-moderate explosive eruptions.
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Volcano news: Lokon

Lokon volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruptions on 5 Oct with ash rising 1500 m above the crater

Friday Oct 05, 2012 18:09 PM | BY: T

Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi erupted again this evening. 3 explosions were reported at 21:37, 21:39, and 21:40 pm local time earlier today (5 Oct), as local media reported.
The explosions produced ash columns of up to 1500 m height above the crater and incandescent material was seen thrown up to 350 m above the crater. Ash from the eruption was blown to the east and north.
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Previous news
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012
The volcano has calmed down after its strong eruption on Saturday, but until yesterday afternoon at around 16:40 pm, small explosions, probably phreatic in nature, were still going on at Lokon's Tompaluan crater. ... [more]
Saturday, Sep 15, 2012
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. ... [more]
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]

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