15.07.11.V Thursday, July 14, in Indonesia Lokon volcano erupted in the north of the island of Sulawesi.
According to the officers of the impacts of natural disasters, for the first time at 19:30 Moscow, the volcano threw the ashes into the air and smoke to a height of one and a half kilometers. They note that after this happened two more output. On the slopes of the volcano lava flow.
In connection with the incident, a mass evacuation of residents in the 3.5 kilometers from the fiery mountain. According to local authorities in the area are about 30 thousand people, according to ITAR-TASS.
On the eve of more than two thousand people in the country on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi were evacuated due to increased activity of the volcano Lokon.
Curl is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. During its last eruption in 1991 killed a Swiss traveler and thousands of people in the country were forced to leave their homes.
Posted on 07/14/2011 by user AssociatedPress