Lascar volcano news:
Lascar volcano (Chile): no evidence of recent eruption, but very hot gasses
Thursday Apr 11, 2013 12:51 PM | BY: T
Chilean volcanologists were able to make make a helicopter overfly the day before yesterday and could not find evidence of recent lava in the summit crater. However, as the likely source of the recently observed incandescence, very hot gas emissions were observed.
The airborne temperature measurements gave maximum values of 600° C for the gasses, and SERNAGEOMIN thinks that the presence of magma at shallow depth is causing it. The alert level remains at yellow.
Thursday, Apr 04, 2013
A new eruption occurred yesterday at the volcano. SERNAGEOMIN reported that at 09:20 (local time) on 3 March degassing became more intense at the volcano. The plumes were sometimes grey colored, suggesting slight ash content. Incandescence was visible at night. Despite this activity, seismicity remains normal. The (official) Alert Level remains at GREEN. [more]
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012
The SERNAGEOMIN has pressed the alert level from green to Lascar volcano, although the volcano produces a vapor plume (which may have reached 1200 m high on Feb. 29). [more]
Thursday, Feb 23, 2012
A significant increase in seismic activity has been registered at Chile's Lascar volcano during during the first half of February, SERNAGEOMIN reports: ... [more]
Friday, Jan 06, 2012
Lascar volcano in northern Chile was placed on heightened alert status YELLOW, after SERNAGEOMIN detected a swarm of over 300 small earthquakes between 4 and 5 January. [more]
Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007
The Buenos Aires VAAC reported that on 11 March an ash cloud from Lascar rose to 5.5-6.7 km (18,000-22,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted E.... [more]