Earth Watch Report  –  Volcanic Activity

25.03.2013 Volcano Eruption Indonesia Sulawesi, [Mount. Lokon Volcano] Damage level
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Volcano Eruption in Indonesia on Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 at 07:04 (07:04 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 25 March, 2013 at 12:17 UTC
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A volcano erupted in eastern Indonesia, spewing ash as high 2 kilometres into the air, an official said. Residents were advised to stay farther than 2.5 kilometres from Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi province after the early morning eruption, said National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwonuhroho. No evacuation was necessary, he said. The 1,578-metre volcano has erupted several times since January. It has been on high alert status since July when it began showing increased activity. Indonesia has about 500 volcanoes, 128 of them classified as active and 65 listed as dangerous.

Volcano erupts in eastern Indonesia

A volcano erupted on Monday in eastern Indonesia, spewing ash as high 2 kilometres into the air, an official said.

Residents were advised to stay farther than 2.5 kilometres from Mount Lokon in North Sulawesi province after the early morning eruption, said National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwonuhroho. No evacuation was necessary, he said. The 1,578-metre volcano has erupted several times since January.

 

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