Volcano news: Lokon
Lokon volcano (North-Sulawesi, Indonesia): continuing seismic unrest
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 16:2316:23 PM | BY: T
The volcano remains at significant unrest and moderate to large explosions could occur any time, the latest evaluation report of the volcano observatory states and alert level is being maintained at 3 ("siaga") on a scale of 1-4.
Seismic activity at Lokon volcano 1-12 Jan 2016 (VSI)
During the past weeks, visual activity consisted in degassing creating a plume of 25-150 m above the Tumpalun crater. Seismic activity has been dominated by frequent shallow volcanic earthquakes (up to 21 per day), sometimes felt nearby.
No clear trend has been visible over the past two weeks.
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015, 08:14
The volcano has been relatively calm at the surface, but internal unrest continues to be significant. VSI keeps the alert level at "Siaga" (Alert) or 3 (out of 4), where it has been since July 2011. read all
Wed, 11 Nov 2015, 17:17
PVMBG reported that during 28 October-5 November observers at the post in Kakaskasen Tomohon (North Sulawesi, 4 km from the crater), saw white plumes rising as high as 125 m above the crater. read all
Mon, 31 Aug 2015, 08:51
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. read all
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
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