Lokon volcano erupts again in northern Indonesia

April 4, 2013.  Vulcan Curl in the north Indonesia again more active, throwing out one of its craters, volcanic ash, reported on Thursday the national media.

"The volcanic materials (wide) spread and fell on the slopes, but the height (column) of ash could not be estimated due to cloud cover (in curls)," — said in this regard, the Head of the Center of Volcanology and Geological Risk reduction (TSVSGR) Indonesia Surono (Surono).

In the area of the volcano remains third (penultimate) level anxiety, and in May of last year TSVSGR declared forbidden zone to find people within a radius of 2.5 kilometers from the crater of this small but very active "fire mountain" in height 1,579 kilometers above sea level.

Located near the town of Tomohon in North Sulawesi province Lock once again woke up at the end of June 2010, and in the next month because of his eruption from nearby communities were evacuated nearly 5.5 thousand inhabitants, who spent nearly two weeks in temporary camps refugees.

In early August 2010 TSVSGR lowered level threats within 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 Curl again activeness.

Source: RIA Novosti

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