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Lascar volcano
stratovolcano 5592 m / 18,346 ft
Northern Chile, -23.37°S / -67.73°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Lascar volcano eruptions:
2015, 2006-07, 2005, 2002, 2000, 1994-95, 1994, 1993-94, 1993, 1991-92, 1990, 1990, 1987-89, 1986, 1984, 1974, 1972, 1969, 1959-68, 1954, 1951-52, 1940, 1933, 1902, 1898, 1883-85, 1875, 1858, 1854, 1853(?), 1848
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explosive
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Lascar volcano news:

Lascar volcano (Chile): sudden ash eruption yesterday

Saturday Oct 31, 2015 10:10 AM | BY: T

Ash plume from Lascar yesterday
Ash plume from Lascar yesterday
An moderately strong ash eruption occurred at the volcano yesterday morning at 09:32 local time. An ash plume rose approx. 2.5 km from the summit crater.
It is unclear whether the eruption was caused by fresh magma or, more likely, by an explosion of overheated water (phreatic activity).
There had not been any particular indication of new activity. According to SERNAGEOMIN's routine reports, seismic activity under the volcano, dominated by earthquakes related to internal fluid movements, had been progressively decreasing during the past months, from a total of 207 in May to 62 events in September.
The alert status of the volcano was raised to "yellow" and in the coming weeks, it will be monitored more closely.
Previous news
Sunday, Apr 14, 2013
The incandescence observed at the crater due to hot gas emissions has decreased during 12-13 April and was no longer visible during last night. [more]
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013
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. ... [more]
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]

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