Lokon volcano (Sulawesi, Indonesia): new ash explosion with plume reaching 3 km height
Another ash explosion occurred at 12:10 local time today, followed by a smaller one at 12:41 and 13:16 local time.
Tue, 11 Dec 2012, 07:1307:13 AM | BY: T
The first explosion was relatively violent and produced a plume rising approx. 3000 m visible from Manado city 15 km to the north and the explosion sound caused people in nearby Tomohon to run out on the streets.
The following 2 explosions were much smaller and produced plumes only a few 100 m in height. Volcanologists stationed in Kakaskasen said that volcanic tremor was recorded almost continuously.
Sources: VSI (webcam) & Kompass online.
Sun, 9 Dec 2012, 02:40
Lokon-Empung volcano (North Sulawesi & Sangihe Islands, Indonesia) activity update: intermittent ash explosions every 1-3 days
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. ... Read all
Wed, 5 Dec 2012, 06:00
Lokon-Empung volcano (Sulawesi, Indonesia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 5 December-11 December 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)
Based on information from CVGHM and the WAAA MWO (in Ujung Pandang,Indonesia), the Darwin VAAC reported that an eruption from Lokon-Empung produced an ash plume that rose to an altitude of 3.4 km (11,000 ft) a.s.l. on 6 December and drifted S. Ash was not detected in satellite imagery. ... Read all