Lokon volcano eruption began in northern Indonesia

© RIA Novosti. Mikhail Tsyganov

Lokon volcano eruption, which is located in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi, started on Monday night, local authorities have not announced the evacuation, reports news portal EastDay.com referring to the Department of Disaster Management (BNPB).

According BNPB, volcanic eruption near the provincial capital of Manado began Tuesday at 03.07 local time (00.07 MSK).

Management raised the threat level to curl up to the third (penultimate), but has not yet announced an evacuation.

"Evacuate to shelters until needed. But people should remain alert," — said the representative of Purva BNPB Sutopo Nugroho (Sutopo Purwo Nugroho).

In July, after a volcano Lokon authorities were forced to evacuate from its slopes about 5.5 thousand people who have spent time in refugee camps for nearly two weeks.

World's largest Indonesian archipelago is part of the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire" 3.218 thousand miles long — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40,000 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.

Source: RIA "Novosti".

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