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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 (Sulawesi, Indonesia): new explosion

Monday Dec 17, 2012 06:53 AM | BY: T

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).
The status of the activity has not changed from 3 ("Siaga", "watch out", on a scale of 1 to 4) and a radius of the exclusion zone remains at 2500 around Tompaluan crater.
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Previous news
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
More explosions of weak intensity have occurred today at 13:42, 14:10, and 15:03 local time. [more]
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012
Another ash explosion occurred at 12:10 local time today, followed by a smaller one at 12:41 and 13:16 local time. ... [more]
Sunday, Dec 09, 2012
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. [more]
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]

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