Lokon volcano woke up again in northern Indonesia

Lokon volcano in northern Indonesia reactivate Saturday night, throwing out one of its craters, volcanic ash to a height of 2.5 kilometers, said on Sunday the national Antara news agency.

"The sound of the eruption was heard over the observation station," — said the agency worker observation post of the Center of Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) Indonesia Varney (Warno).

Orders forced evacuation of the population has not yet been reported.

In May of this year, announced TSVSGR forbidden zone for finding people in a radius of 2.5 kilometers from the crater of this small, but very active "fire mountain" in height 1.579 meters above sea level. Located near the small town in the province of Tomohon Lokon in North Sulawesi once again woke up at the end of June last year, and in the next month because of his eruption from nearby communities were evacuated almost 5,5 thousand people, who had spent nearly two weeks in temporary camps refugees. In early August TSVSGR lowered the threat level in the area of the volcano, but even then secretary of the Red Cross in Tomohon warned local residents that they should be ready for a new evacuation if Lock again activeness.

The last time the volcano has intensified in early October.

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