Double explosive eruptions shake Mount Lokon volcano

July 18, 2011 JAKARTA – An Indonesian volcano erupted twice on Monday following its biggest eruption in weeks over the weekend, a government volcanologist said, forcing people to remain in safety shelters. “The two eruptions happened within ten minutes which sent a column of ash and smoke up to 600 meters into the air,” government vulcanologist Freddy Korompis said from a monitoring post. The 1,580-meter-tall Mount Lokon experienced its biggest eruption on Sunday with huge clouds of ash propelled 3,500 meters into the sky. More than 5,200 people have been evacuated to temporary shelters since the volcano erupted on Thursday and its alert status was placed on the highest level. It last erupted in 1991, killing a Swiss tourist. The Indonesian archipelago has dozens of active volcanoes and straddles major tectonic fault lines known as the “Ring of Fire” between the Pacific and Indian oceans. The country’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi in central Java, killed more than 350 people in a series of violent eruptions last year. –Jakarta Globe
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2 Responses to Double explosive eruptions shake Mount Lokon volcano

  1. rafnel says:

    @ alvin :just sharing.. information about Disaster in Indonesia : http://geospasial.bnpb.go.id/

    Also see the Coronall Holes now and Its Impact here
    http://rafjitsu.blogspot.com/2011/07/incoming-solar-wind-on-1920-july-2011.html

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  2. Golfdad641 says:

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsanim/

    Start Animations, it records from 659 earthquakes on July 13 then you can watch it move up to over 900 by July 16th. Something is building up and it is only a matter of time before something major happens. Alaska has had major quakes but they have been located in area’s that are not populated. If these Alaska major quakes happens in the NW or in Calf it would have major effects in populated areas.

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