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North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon enters second day of eruption

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North Sulawesi’s Mount Lokon enters second day of eruption





Posted on December 8, 2012


December 8, 2012 INDONESIAMount
Lokon, near the North Sulawesi town of Tomohon, entered its second day
of eruption on Friday, belching heaps of ash and smoke into the
atmosphere. “People are asked to remain alert and not conduct any
activities within a 2.5 kilometer radius around the Tompuluan crater of
Mount Lokon,” said Farid Bima, who heads the volcano monitoring outpost
near the mountain. The 1,579-meter-high volcano first erupted at around
5:18 p.m. on Thursday, sending a column of ash and smoke that reached
some 3,500 meters high. The ash fell mostly on the southeastern slope of
the volcano. Farid said that so far there had been no report of
casualties or damages, and reiterated that the alert status of the
mountain was still at “ready,” or two rungs above normal and one below
full eruption. Mount Lokon has demonstrated rising volcanic activities
since mid-year, he added, and has been undergoing a series of small and
large eruptions. Tomohon Mayor Jemmy Eman announced on Friday a 2.5
kilometer-radius danger-zone and also prepared areas to shelter people
if any evacuations needed to take place. However, he said there was no
need for people on the upper slopes of the mountain to be evacuated,
since the eruptions so far were not deemed major threats. “Therefore,
there will not be any evacuations yet,” said Arnold Poli, the city
secretary. An eruption of Mount Lokon last month prompted the evacuation
of some 5,000 people from its upper slopes. Hoyke Makarawung, the head
of the North Sulawesi Disaster Mitigation Agency, said that his
institution had already readied assistance should any evacuation take
place in the areas affected by the discharge. “We are continuously
monitoring the condition of the volcano,” he said. –Jakarta Globe




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Hey, check out the cloud formation of this eruption!!! Pretty interesting!



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