March 26 - Indonesia's mount Lokon erupts, covering surrounding villages in ash. Sarah Toms reports.
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Mount Lokon volcano in North Sulawesi has erupted spewing thick ash that has enveloped three neighbouring villages A loud boom was heard on Monday, followed by lava shooting up to 2,000 metres into the air. Cars, trees and buildings are blanketed in a thick layer of ash. Indonesian authorities have placed Tomohon City on the third highest alert level. Officials have not advised residents to leave the area so far but villagers have been warned not to go within 2.5 kilometres of the crater. Volcanologists say the 1,689 metre-high mountain has been erupting since July 2011.
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