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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.
Last earthquakes nearby
Lokon-Empung volcano tours
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Volcano news: Lokon

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Thu, 27 Dec 2012, 11:05
Explosion of Lokon this morning (GMT 09:50)
Another strong explosion strong occurred at 16:50 local time today. The ash plume appears to be of considerable height, although Darwin VAAC has not (yet) published a warning.
Wed, 26 Dec 2012, 12:05
The volcano continues produce a large steam plume and sproadic ash explosions, sometimes strong ones: on 25 December, an eruption at 17:24 (local time) caused ash fall up to 6 km away, and a smaller was recorded this morning at 6:15 (local time) and sent a plume of ash to a height of several hundred meters above the Tompaluan crater.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012, 06:53
Another explosion occurred at Lokon-Empung at 12:09 local time this morning. The plume from the eruption rose about 3 km. The explosion was so loud that, according to local press articles, it created a mild panic in nearby villages (Kakaskasen, Tomohon). Read more...
Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 11:05
More explosions of weak intensity have occurred today at 13:42, 14:10, and 15:03 local time.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 07:13
Another ash explosion occurred at 12:10 local time today, followed by a smaller one at 12:41 and 13:16 local time. Read more... read all
Sun, 9 Dec 2012, 02:40
Small to medium-sized explosive ash eruptions continue to occur every 1-3 days (such as on 3, 6, 7 and 9 Dec). Ash plumes observed from ground and by satellite reached estimated 10-17,000 ft (3-5 km) altitude.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012, 10:16
Based on information from the VSI (Volcanologal Survey of Indonesia, the Darwin VAAC reported that at 03:00 (local time?) on 26 November, data suggested an ash plume from Lokon-Empung. Read more... read all
Wed, 21 Nov 2012, 11:05
Another small eruption was observed by our reporters at the volcano observatory on 20 Nov.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 09:32
A new small eruption occurred at Lokon volcano today at 13:47 local time. According to local news articles, residents heard a loud bang and observed ash coming out from the crater. Ash was not seen on satellite data.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012, 10:05
Lokon Volcano erupted again on Saturday (20/10/2012) at around 01:33 am in the morning. Read more...
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