Sierra Negre volcano news & eruption updates (Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean / Ecuador)
Montag, Nov 14, 2005
Lava stopped flowing at Sierra Negre volcano on the evening of 30th of Oct. 2005.
Samstag, Okt 29, 2005
The eruption of Sierra Negre continues with lava flows confined to the vast caldera; it does not pose risks to populated areas. In the meanwhile, a group of scientists from the Geophysical Institute of Ecuador have visited the site and posted a detailed report about the eruption's first 3 days: it can be downloaded here.
Dienstag, Okt 25, 2005
The eruption is continuing from a fissure inside the E part of the caldera of Sierra Negre, with lava fountains up to 200 m tall and large lava flows that have now covered about 20% of the caldera floor. Good eruption viewing possibilities are from a lookout on the caldera rim in the El Cura area.
Montag, Okt 24, 2005
Eruption plume of the opening phase of Sierra Negra volcano on 23 Oct. 2005 (photo: Greg Arancea, published on "El Universo" newspaper)
First photographs and more detailed information about the large eruption of Sierra Negre are emerging. As on Monday, 24 October, lava flows from a fissure have travelled 9-10 km away from the fissure. The eruption is accompanied by strong lava fountains. Near the eruption site, the terrain consists mainly of older, unvegetated lava flows. Two flows are travelling towards Elizabeth Bay, while a third one is heading towards Cartago Bay, both uninhabited areas.
Sierra Negra volcano, also called "El Chico", on Isabela Island, Galapagos, erupted yesterday at 17h30 local time. As the Ecuadorian newspaper "El Universo" reports, an ash column estimated between 20 to 30 km high was observed. According witnesses from Santa Cruz island, two lava flows reached Elizabeth Bay, an uninhabitated settlement area close to the volcano. The island's main town, Puerto Villamil, 25 kilometers (15 miles) away, is not threatened by the eruption. Sierra Negro last erupted 1978....mehr
Eruption of Sierra Negre volcano (23 Oct. 2005):
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Evolution of the eruption: