Last Updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Indonesia's Mount Lokon Volcano erupts again, 12 eruptions in 4 hours

Mount Lokon in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, erupted Tuesday again, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said.

Around 12 eruptions have been recorded from 6:12 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. local time.

The first eruption was 1,000 meters high while the second was 2,500 meters high, Lokon and Mahawu volcano monitoring post under the authority of the Bandung-based Volcanology and Geology Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) said today.

On Monday, Indonesia's Mount Lokon volcano spewed ash as high as 1,500 meters.

The Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center (PVMBG) has warned local residents and visitors not to go within a 2.5-kilometer radius of the Tompaluan crater.

The Lokon volcanic activity status remains at Siaga or “alert” (level 3) currently.

Indonesia has altogether 129 volcanoes. Indonesia's Mount Lokon eruption 1991 killed a Swiss hiker and forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

Original post: Natural Disasters List September 11, 2013