OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Lokon-Empung

Latitude (dd): 
1.36
Longitude (dd): 
124.79
Elevation (m): 
1580
Country: 
Indonesia
Type: 
Stratovolcano

 

Lokon is a stratovolcano in Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is located just a few kilometers west of Mahawu crater on Lokon. It has had 21 eruptions in historic times. Lokon and its twin volcano, Empung, rise about 800 m above the plain of Tondano. Lokon is higher than Empung, and the summits are only 2.2 km apart. The two volcanoes are among the most active volcanoes of Sulawesi.

All the photos on this page were taken on 16 January 1996.

 



A view of Lokon volcano from the village of Kinilow. The crater of Lokon is approximately a 1-1.5 hour walk from this village. 

 


A cooled lava flow on the way to Lokon crater from Kinilow. 

 


A view of the crater of Lokon north of the peak of Lokon. 


A view of the crater of Lokon.

 


Another view inside the crater of Lokon.

 

 


Sources of Information

All imaged and captions provided by Karl-Heinz Haefele

Simkin, T., and Siebert, L., 1994, Volcanoes of the world: Geoscience Press, Tucson, Arizona, 349 p.