Volcano news: Lokon
Lokon volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): new eruption on 20 May
Thursday May 21, 2015 11:05 AM | BY: T
An explosion occurred Wednesday (20 May) at 15:22 local time and produced an ash plume of approx 1.5 km height. The eruption was accompanied by strong explosion sounds, that caused concern in nearby villages and the town of Tomohon. After the initial explosion, mild ash venting continued for a while.
The eruption came from two vents, both the Tompaluan crater and the new crater west of it that had formed in October last year.
The eruption had been expected by VSI's volcanologists who noted changes in seismic activity since early May and saw a rapid increase in earthquakes 2-3 hours before the actual event.
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014
Small ash emissions along with white steam plumes have occurred again from the volcano recently. At the moment, there is no indications that they have been caused by new magma near the surface, and could be phreatic in nature, or due to disturbance of the hydrothermal system. [more]
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
No more explosions have occurred and degassing also has been much reduced recently. While the latest eruptive phase seems to be thus over, it is only a matter of time when the next one will occur. [more]
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013
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: ... [more]
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]