Calbuco volcano news & activity updates:
Calbuco volcano (Chile): activity decreases, alert level lowered
Activity has decreased gradually during the past weeks. Only degassing has been occurring at the summit vents lately and tremor levels show a decline.
Thu, 21 May 2015, 11:0511:05 AM | BY: T
On 19 May, the alert level was lowered and the exclusion zone reduced to 10 km radiuis.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015, 21:47
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. ... read all
Mon, 27 Apr 2015, 08:14
Activity has been lower yesterday, but weak ash emissions continued at least intermittently. ... read all
Sat, 25 Apr 2015, 08:59
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. read all
Fri, 24 Apr 2015, 22:26
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. ... read all
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. read all