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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 (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): continuing ash explosions

Thursday Sep 12, 2013 09:26 AM | BY: T

Ash emission from Lokon volcano this morning (VSI webcam)
Ash emission from Lokon volcano this morning (VSI webcam)
Activity remains elevated. During yesterday, no significant explosions occurred, but the volcano erupted again several times with small explosions and ash emissions today, such as on the attached picture and time-lapse video:
Previous news

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
More explosions have occurred today (at least 6 so far, at 06:12, 06:55, 07:45, 08:36, 09:51, 15:59), preceded by increased degassing and often followed by continuous ash venting lasting for up to 1-2 hours. Ash plumes rose to elevations of 1-2 km and the Aviation Color code was raised to orange. ... [more]
Monday, Sep 09, 2013
An explosion at 6:30 am (local time) today at Lokon-Empung volcano produced an ash plume that rose to a height of 1.5 km. The explosion was heard 10 km away. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
An explosion occurred Monday (22 July) morning at 05:06 local time, producing an ash plume of about 1200 m height. [more]
Lokon volcano seen from the webcam today
Sunday, Jul 14, 2013
No recent explosions were reported (which does not mean that there were none), but at least no significant ones have occurred recently. ... [more]
Friday, Jul 05, 2013
Following several weeks of relative calm, the volcano produced another small ash eruption today. According to local newspapers, an explosion occurred at 12:43 local time and ejected bombs and blocks to up to 700 m height. A small ash plume drifted to the SSW. [more]

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