Lokon-Empung volcano erupts in Indonesia after 8 year hiatus

February 22, 2011Lokon-Empung, Indonesia: Eruptions reader Ton Van Der AA brought us news about a small, new eruption at Lokon-Empung (Indonesian) in Indonesia. Ruskanda Farid of the local volcano observatory described the eruption as a phreatic event – a stream-driven explosion that shattered old rock at the summit of the volcano. The report mentions increased seismicity and higher temperatures at the summit crater as well. Lokon-Empung, which is actually twin volcanoes called Lokon and Empung (see top left), typically produces VEI 2-3 explosive events every few years, with the last eruptive episode happening in 2003. –Big Think
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