North Sulawesi, Lokon-Empung volcano

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North Sulawesi, Lokon-Empung volcano

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Lokon-Empung

Country: Indonesia

Subregion Name: Sulawesi (Indonesia)

Volcano Number: 0606-10=

Volcano Type: Stratovolcano

Volcano Status: Historical

Last Known Eruption: 2011

Summit Elevation: 1580 m 5,184 feet

Latitude: 1.358°N 1°21’30″N

Longitude: 124.792°E 124°47’30″E

The twin volcanoes Lokon and Empung, rising about 800 m above the plain of Tondano, are among the most active volcanoes of Sulawesi. Lokon, the higher of the two peaks ( whose summits are only 2.2 km apart), has a flat, craterless top. The morphologically younger Empung volcano has a 400-m-wide, 150-m-deep crater that erupted last in the 18th century, but all subsequent eruptions have originated from Tompaluan, a 150 x 250 m wide double crater situated in the saddle between the two peaks. Historical eruptions have primarily produced small-to-moderate ash plumes that have occasionally damaged croplands and houses, but lava-dome growth and pyroclastic flows have also occurred.

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