Another ash explosion with plume rising up to 3 km occurred at 12:10 local time today, December 11, 2012 followed by a smaller one at 12:41 and 13:16 local time on active Indonesian volcano Lokon.
The first explosion was relatively violent and produced a plume rising approx. 3000 m visible from Manado city 15 km to the north and the explosion sound caused people in nearby Tomohon to run out on the streets. The following 2 explosions were much smaller and produced plumes only a few 100 m in height. Volcanologists stationed in Kakaskasen said that volcanic tremor was recorded almost continuously.
Small to medium-sized explosive ash eruptions continue to occur every 1-3 days (such as on 3, 6, 7 and 9 December). Ash plumes observed from ground and by satellite reached estimated 10-17,000 ft (3-5 km) altitude. (VolcanoDiscovery)