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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) activity update: small ash eruptions

Wednesday Feb 22, 2012 11:05 AM | BY: T

Lokon volcano had 2 probably smaller eruptions yesterday (21 Feb) at 11:52 local time. According to local news, the eruption was not seen because of cloud cover on the mountain, but strong explosion sounds were heard in Tomohon, the town located at the foot of the volcano. The eruption was accompanied by hundreds of shallow volcanic earthquakes registered by the local observatory.
No evacuations were taken, but people were advised to stay at least 2.5 distance from the crater.
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Previous news
Saturday, Feb 11, 2012
Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, erupted again yesterday (Friday 11 Feb) at around 20h20 local time. According to local news, the eruption produced a loud thumping noise and a 2 km tall ash eruption column, suggesting that this was a vulcanian-type, vent-clearing explosion. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011
Mt. Lokon volcano near Tomohon city in North Sulawesi erupted again with 3 explosions on Tuesday (26 Dec) early morning shortly after 3 am local time, the Jakarta Post reports. The eruptions followed a rapid increase in seismic activity detected since Monday. An exclusion zone of 2.5 kilometers around the volcano is in place. ... [more]
Monday, Oct 31, 2011
Lokon volcano near Manado town in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, continues to erupt sporadically. Our Indonesian team member Andi Rosadi climbed the volcano on 24 Oct and saw 2 eruptions on 26 Oct. Lokon is located near the popular Tomohon resort town in the Minahasa Highlands. [more]
Monday, Jul 11, 2011
An eruption warning has been issued for Lokon volcano on North Sulawesi near Manado town. Increased seismic activity, and increasing emission of steam and ash have been observed from Tompaluan crater. Authorities are evacuating the nearby populated areas. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2007
The Indonesian Volcanological Survey has increased the alert level of Lokon volcano on 9 December because of increased seismicity and strong gas and steam emission from the crater lake. ... [more]

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