Thousands flee as Mount Lokon erupts

16th Jul 2011
Thousands flee as Mount Lokon erupts

Mount Lokon in Indonesia erupted yesterday after nearly a week of activity which has resulted in thousands of local residents being evacuated.

According to reports, Mount Lokon on Sulawesi island spewed thick gray ash more than 2,600 feet (800 meters) in the air early on Saturday.

Flights within 5 miles of the peak have been diverted, however according to reports no flights have been cancelled and operations at the nearby airport in Manado were unaffected.
According to officials, tourists would be prevented from going on popular day hikes to the volcano, located 13 miles away from the capital. The 5,741-foot mountain, is still active after three blasts this week.
Indonesia is prone to earthquakes and volcanoes as it sits atop the “Pacific Ring of Fire,”  Mount Lokon is one of Indonesia’s 129 active volcanos. In 1991 killed a Swiss hiker was killed in its last major eruption.


Also in Indonesia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Jakarta.


City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi. is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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