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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-Empung volcano (North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: intermittent ash explosions every 1-3 days

Sunday Dec 09, 2012 02:40 AM | BY: T

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.
Previous news
Monday, Nov 26, 2012
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012
Another small eruption was observed by our reporters at the volcano observatory on 20 Nov. [more]
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
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. [more]
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012
Lokon Volcano erupted again on Saturday (20/10/2012) at around 01:33 am in the morning. ... [more]
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
New eruptions were reported from Lokon today. This afternoon 14:05 local time, an explosion occurred and was heard in up to 6 km distance. The height of the eruption column could not be assessed as the volcano was covered in clouds. PVMBG recommends not to approach the crater within 2.5 km distance. [more]

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