18 Jul '11, 7am

Indonesia's Mount Lokon volcano erupts twice

TOMOHON, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian volcano spewed hot gases and ash in two eruptions Monday that show high and unpredictable activity from the volatile mountain, experts said. The second blast at Mount Lokon was the larger of the two afternoon eruptions, spewing ash as high as 2,000 feet (600 meters) into the air, said Farid Ruskanda Bina, a government volcanologist stationed near the volcano on northern Sulawesi island. The eruptions were about 10 minutes apart. The long-dormant mountain rumbled to life last week, and an eruption Sunday released the greatest amount of energy so far, shooting soot and debris 11,400 feet (3,500 meters) into the sky. About 5,200 people living nearest the crater have fled in recent days to schools, mosques and other makeshift shelters near the base. More than 33,000 people live along the slopes of Mount Lokon, growing cloves and coffee o...

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