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Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -41.33°S / -72.61°W
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Calbuco volcano eruptions:
, 1972, 1961, 1929, 1917, 1911-12, 1909, 1907, 1906, 1895, 1893-94
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Calbuco volcano news & activity updates:
Mon, 27 Jun 2016, 10:31
The alert level was raised a notch last week, as volcanologists from SERNAGEOMIN started to record a significant increase in seismicity associated with a slight inflation of the volcanic edifice,- typical signs of magma intrusion at depth under the volcano. ...more
Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:05
OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 20-26 May activity at Calbuco fluctuated at low levels and continued to decline. Inclement weather prevented observations of the summit area on most days; white plumes were observed rising 300-400 m and drifting SE during 24-26 May, and incandescence at the crater was observed at night during 25-26 May. According to ONEMI, the number of evacuees within the 20-km evacuation zone remained at 6,685 on 26 May. ...more
Thu, 21 May 2015, 11:05
Activity has decreased gradually during the past weeks. Only degassing has been occurring at the summit vents lately and tremor levels show a decline. ...more
Thu, 30 Apr 2015, 21:47
Ash column erupted from Calbuco today
A strong explosive eruption occurred today (12:10 on 30 April, local time) at the volcano, producing an ash column that rose several kilometers above the summit crater. ...more
Mon, 27 Apr 2015, 08:14
Activity has been lower yesterday, but weak ash emissions continued at least intermittently. ...more
Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 08:59
Glow from Calbuco this morning
Mild to moderate emissions of ash and incandescent material (probably as strombolian explosions) continue at the summit vent(s). A small ash plume rises approx. 1 km and is currently drifting east. ...more
Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 22:26
Ash emission from Calbuco this evening
Starting from 23:30 local time last night (23 April), activity at the volcano has again increased. The volcano started to produce more or less continuous small to moderate ash emissions, that have been reaching up to 2 km height and drifted mainly northeast. ...more
Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 07:50
The volcano has so far stayed calm, but the alert level remains at red because another explosion could occur. A major problem in this situation seems to be that eruptions such as the recent one are likely to remain something impossible to predict - at least in some cases. ...more
Thu, 23 Apr 2015, 19:10
The 21 y-o mountaineer who was missing and feared victim of the eruption has survived and has been rescued, fortunately. Together with a small group of friends, he was on excursion on the mountain when the eruption occurred last night. ...more
Thu, 23 Apr 2015, 18:04
Sub-plinian eruption of Calbuco this morning (image: C.I.M.A.T / facebook)
The violent eruption of the volcano that had started at 01:00 local time this morning lasted about 6 hours and gradually waned. However, a third explosion in the near future remains a possibility. ...more
Thu, 23 Apr 2015, 11:30
Eruption plume from Calbuco on 22 April (source: Fusion Terrestre / facebook)
A major explosive eruption started at the volcano yesterday afternoon (20:45 GMT). VAAC Buenos Aires reported an ash plume to 30,000 ft (10 km) altitude. ...more
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