Over 2,000 people have been displaced in the latest eruption from Indonesia's Mount Lokon, which is located on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, officials said Wednesday.

North Sulawesi Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) chief Hoyke Makarawung told Antara news agency that the total number of refugees, as of Wednesday at noon local time, was 2,116 people. The evacuees are all residents of Kinilow, Kinilow I and Kakaskasen villages, which are located in the sub district of North Tomohon, near the erupting volcano.

According to reports, one person died during the evacuation, which was carried out by BPBD, local authorities, the Indonesian Red Cross, military personnel, and local youth groups. However, Hoyke said the individual had previously suffered from strokes, and it is still uncertain whether the death was directly related to the eruption.

Four evacuation centers were set up at vocational school SMK II Tomohon, Christian high school SMA Kristen Binsus, state junior high school SMP I, and Christian high school SMA Kristen, which are all in Tomohon. Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono, meanwhile, said local authorities had reported that refugees were in good condition.

Mount Lokon erupted on Monday, prompting the Indonesian Transportation Ministry to establish an air traffic danger zone of 10 Nautical Miles, or some 18.52 kilometers (11.5 miles) from Mount Lokon.

Earlier, Indonesia's National Disaster Management Agency had raised the volcano's alert level status after Mount Lokon, which is 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) high, increased its volcanic activity. Since Monday at 12:40 a.m. local time, it spewed varied amounts of ash until erupting at 3:50 p.m., producing a thick brownish volcanic ash cloud, North Sulawesi Volcanic Monitoring Post Farid Ruskanda Bina said.

Farid said the exact height of the the ash cloud could not be determined because the eruption was fresh, but Indonesian Transportation Ministry's Public Communication Center chief Bambang S. Ervan said the volcanic ash had reached 50,000 feet into the air.

Nonetheless, Sutopo called on residents to keep calm and follow indication announced by local officials and not believe rumors. Lokon is located some 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) away from Manado, Sulawesi's second-largest city, and is located on the island's northern tip.

Dozens of active volcanoes in Indonesia are part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, known for frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Next to Mount Lokon is its volcanic twin, Mount Empung, just 2.2 kilometers (1.3 miles) away.

One of Indonesia's most active volcanoes is Mount Merapi, which located in the island of Java near Jogjakarta, the country's second-most visited area after Bali. Last year, more than 300 people were killed in a series of eruptions between October and November that also displaced over 300,000 people.