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Mount Lokon: Biggest eruption sends scores fleeing

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 18 2011 | 09:25 am
Mount Lokon: Biggest eruption sends scores fleeing

PREMIUM Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, released its most powerful eruption yet on Sunday as it spewed hot ash and smoke more than 3,000 meters into the air, prompting alarmed villagers near the volcano to rush back to emergency shelters.

The North Sulawesi Disaster Mitigation Center (BPBD) reported an increase in volcanic activity since morning.

“Mt. Lokon remains active. The volc...