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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lokon Mountain Still On Standby Status

lokon mountain on standby status
Lokon Mountain (tribunnews.com)
In addition to Soputan mountain that is on standby status, the mountain Lokon also raised the alert status (level III). Until now, this post was released, the government of Indonesia through the institution of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has not lowered their status.

Mountain, located in the town of Tomohon, North Sulawesi, originally located on alert status (level II) since February 28, 2008 continue to reveal activity of volcanic tremor. Recorded since June 1, 2011 through June 26, 2011 there has been activity of volcanic earthquakes are 97 shallow volcanic earthquakes, 22 volcanic earthquakes in time, gusts of 158 earthquakes, 76 tectonic earthquake far away, and the vibration amplitude tremor with up to 12 mm.

This situation continues to be exacerbated by volcanic activity continues to increase. The threat of danger for now is the occurrence of phreatic to magmatic eruption with or without the flow of heat clouds followed by a sudden eruption.

The Community requested to stay calm, do not approach the crater up to a radius of 3 km. At present local authorities continue to make contact with the postal security Lokon through telephone network 0431361076 in the village of Kakaskasen. Local governments also continue to coordinate with the Vulcanology and geological hazard mitigation in Bandung. Thus this information we got from the official website of Vulcanology and geological hazard mitigation, Indonesia's Government.

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