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Calbuco volcano
stratovolcano 2003 m / 6,571 ft
Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -41.33°S / -72.61°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Calbuco volcano eruptions:
2015, 1972, 1961, 1929, 1917, 1911-12, 1909, 1907, 1906, 1895, 1893-94
Typical eruption style:
explosive

Calbuco volcano news & activity updates:

Calbuco volcano (Southern Chile and Argentina, South America) activity update: steaming

Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:05
11:05 AM | BY: T
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.
The Alert Level remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale), and the 10-km-radius exclusion zone continued to be in effect.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 20-26 May 2015)

Previous news

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. read all
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. ... 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
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. read all
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. ... read all

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