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Mount Lokon in Indonesia’s North Sumatra erupts

December 27, 2011 – Mount Lokon in Tomohon city of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi erupted at 03:07 a.m. local time on Tuesday (2207 GMT on Monday). The eruption and its tremor were heard and felt in the post of Mount Lokon about 5 kilometers from the top. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Center of Data Information and Public Relation at the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), said in a statement that smoke from the eruption was not monitored as the volcano was covered by haze. Nugroho said that the Regional Agency for Disaster Management ( BDPB) of North Sulawesi keeps coordinating with the Center for Volcanology and Geologic Hazard Mitigation (PVMBG) and government apparatus to anticipate things related to increasing activities of the volcano.

Up till now, he said, Mount Lokon’s danger status still at level III.

“No need to take refuge. But, people are urged to stay alert,” said Nugroho.



December 27, 2011 - Posted by | Volcanic | , , ,

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