Mount Lokon coughs again
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Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted again on Friday, spewing hot ash and other materials up to 2.5 kilometers high. Local residents have been told to be on the alert.
Vulcanology and Disaster Mitigation Agency head Surono said on Friday that despite the eruption, local people did not need to evacuate but should remain cautious over the next few days.
“The eruption could be heard 5 kilometers away, but it does not pose any serious threat to people living 3 kilometers from the mountain’s slopes,” he said.
Surono said the agency would continue monitoring the volcano’s activity and had recommended that authorities in Tomohon prohibit any human activity within a 2.5-kilometer radius of the mountain.