Lokon–Empung, Sulawesi, Indonésia: white plumes rising as high as 400 m above the crater.

Lokon–Empung, Sulawesi, Indonésia: white plumes rising as high as 400 m above the crater.

Although inclement weather sometimes obscured views of Lokon-Empung’s Tompaluan Crater, PVMBG reported that during 3-10 December observers at the post in Kakaskasen Tomohon (North Sulawesi, 4 km from the crater), saw white plumes rising as high as 400 m above the crater.

Seismicity fluctuated, but the seismic spectral amplitude measurement (SSAM) had shown a gradually increasing trend over the previous 3-4 months. The Alert Level remained at 3 (on a scale of 1-4). Residents and tourists were reminded not to approach the crater within a radius of 2.5 km.

December 19, 2015. Lokon–Empung, Sulawesi, Indonésia:

1.358°N, 124.792°E
Elevation 1580 m

Source: Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi , GVP .

Photo : Photovolcanica

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