In the north, Indonesia intensified Lokon volcano

Lokon volcano in northern Indonesia‘s newly activated on Friday evening, with the roar of throwing a cloud of volcanic ash to a height of 1.5 kilometers, said on Saturday the national Antara news agency.

Lokon volcano in Indonesia.  Archive

Massive emissions preceded by several days of frequent volcanic tremors soil, said the head of the observation post of the Center of Volcanology and reduce geological risks (TSVSGR) Indonesia Farid Ruskanda Bima (Farid Ruskanda Bima).

Back in May of this year, announced TSVSGR exclusion zone for finding people in a radius of 2.5 kilometers from the crater of this small, but very active «fire mountain» height of 1.579 meters above sea level, but the instructions on the forced evacuation of the population has not yet been reported.

Located near the small town in the province of Tomohon North Sulawesi Lock awoke 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 refugee camps.

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 increase the activity.

World’s largest Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific «Ring of Fire» length 3.218 thousand kilometers. In the region of Indonesia plates that form the bottom of the Indian and western Pacific oceans, but with the Asian. Advancing to the last denser oceanic tectonic plate under a lot of pressure down to the mantle of the world and at a depth of about 100 kilometers below the surface begin to melt, resulting in the release of the resulting molten lava from hundreds located in the country of volcanoes.

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