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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) 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.

Lokon-Empung volcano tours:
Volcanoes and Spices (17-day volcano trekking tour to the Molucca Sea: N-Sulawesi, Karangetang and Halmahera)

Volcano news: Lokon

Lokon volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): small eruption on 29 Aug

Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 08:51
08:51 AM | BY: T
A small eruption occurred again last Saturday, producing an ash plume that rose approx. 2 km and drifted northeast, caused a temporary closure of the Manado airport.
The explosion occurred around 23:50 local time a vent in or or near Tompaluan crater. The volcano remains at alert level 3 ("siaga") on a scale of 1-4 and a safety zone of 2.5 km around the crater is recommended as similar, sudden explosions are likely to occur again from time to time.

Previous news

Thu, 21 May 2015, 11:05
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. ... read all
Sat, 13 Sep 2014, 12:33
Ash emission from Lokon volcano this morning (VSI webcam)
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. ... read all
Tue, 24 Sep 2013, 16:44
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. ... read all
Thu, 12 Sep 2013, 09:26
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: read all
Tue, 10 Sep 2013, 12:59
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. ... read all

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