Friday, February 10, 2012

Indonesia’s Mount Lokon erupts

MANADO, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Lokon erupted again on Friday after showing increased activity since the previous day, local officials told an Indonesian news agency.

Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, erupted at around 8:20 p.m. local time, spewing ashes up to 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) into the air, Warno, the Mount Lokon and Mahawu volcano observation post staff, told the Antara news agency.

The eruption produced a loud thumping noise, Warno said, adding that the volcano's activity had been increasing since Thursday with both deep and shallow volcanic earthquakes that eventually caused the eruption.

Nearby residents gathered on the streets in urban villages located not far from the volcano's crater, including in the villages of Kinilow I, Kinilow, and Kakaskasen. There were no reports of casualties. Read More