Indonesia Volcano: Mount Lokon Re-Erupts (Photos)
Mount Lokon: Indonesia Volcano Eruption Causes Evacuations
Roughly 2,000 residents of North Sulawesi, Indonesia, have evacuated their homes as Mount Lokon erupts for the second time in a week. Mount Lokon spewed lava, ash and smoke clouds over four thousand of feet into the air.
Mount Lokon erupted at approximately 10:30pm local time. There have been no reports of casualties so far. Around 28,000 people live within the Mount Lokon evacuation zone.
Mount Lokon, which had an eruption Monday, erupted again at 23: 30 p.m. (1630 GMT), Thursday, spewing ash by up to 1,500 meters high and spreading hot lava to the slope, Farid Ruskan Bina, a volcanologist monitoring the volcano, told Xinhua.
The evacuees are all residents of Kinilow, Kinilow I and Kakaskasen villages, which are located in the sub district of North Tomohon, near the erupting volcano.