Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Indonesia's Mount Lokon Volcano Erupts

Mount Lokon in Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province erupted at 10:20 a.m. Jakarta time, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of the national disaster management agency’s data and information center, said by mobile-phone text message.

No evacuation order has been issued as the prohibited area within a 2.5 kilometer radius of the volcano is clear of settlements, Sutopo said.

Further eruptions are likely and the public has been told to remain on alert, he said. Source