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Stratovolcano 1580 m / 5,184 ft
North Sulawesi, Indonesia, 1.36°N / 124.79°ECurrent status
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Volcano news: Lokon
Lokon-Empung volcano (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) activity update
Thursday Jan 24, 2013 10:26 AM | BY: T
A new, relatively large explosion occurred this morning at 5am local time. The online newspaper KabarCepat mentioned that the explosion was heard up to 6 km away.
Following the initial eruption, the volcano continued to produce a strong steam plume, interrupted by smaller explosions for almost all day. More than 3 mm of ash were deposited 4 km to the NE in Kinilow.
Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013
Another explosion occurred this morning at 09:33 local time. It was weaker than the previous ones and produced a plume rising to about 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude and drifting NE, VAAC Darwin reported.
Sunday, Jan 13, 2013
A series of 3 smaller ash eruptions occurred today at 09:09, 09:15 and 09:19 local time. The explosions produced ash plumes rising about 700 m above the crater and the roar could be heard in up to 6 km distance. ...
Saturday, Jan 12, 2013
Another vulcanian explosion has occurred this morning around 05:43 local time (21h43 GMT). The eruption only lasted a few minutes and produced an ash column rising about 1500 m above the volcano and drifting to the north towards Manado. ...
Tuesday, Jan 08, 2013
Another explosion occurred today sending an ash plume to 8,000 ft (2.4 km) altitude.
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
A new strong explosion occurred today at 06:58 local time producing an ash plume rising 3.5 km as local media reported.
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