Mt. Lokon spews volcanic materials 2.5 km into the air
Head of Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center Surono said on Friday that Mt. Lokon in North Sulawesi had erupted and spewed volcanic materials up to a height of 2.5 kilometers (km).
The eruption took place at 10:18 a.m. local time, but Surono said that evacuations were not yet necessary. The mountain, with a height of 1,579 above sea level, also erupted on Wednesday at 11:01 p.m.
“The ejection of volcanic materials from the mountain is only within a 1-2 two kilometer radius, so the residents do not have to evacuate yet,” he said. (iwa)