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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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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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Lascar volcano news:

Lascar volcano (Chile): increased seismic activity, yellow alert

Thursday Feb 23, 2012 19:39 PM | BY: T
A significant increase in seismic activity has been registered at Chile's Lascar volcano during during the first half of February, SERNAGEOMIN reports:
Between 1-15 Feb, a total of 350 seismic events or about 21 per day on average were registered, including 233 long-period signals interpreted to be caused by fluid movements, 8 so-called tornillo long-period quakes, one of which lasted 148 seconds, and 3 pulses of volcanic tremor (possibly indicating magma movements).
Visible activity consists in pulsating columns of gasses reaching 50-250 m height from fumaroles.
The alert level is maintained at yellow (eruption possible within weeks to months).
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Previous news
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. ... read all
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. read all
Wednesday, Sep 06, 2006
Jorge Clavero, José A. Naranjo (Chilean Geological Survey) and Juan Cayupi (Chilean Emergency Office) sent the following report summarizing Lascar's activity over the past months: read all
Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006
Jorge Clavero Ribes from the Chilean Geological Survey (Sernageomin) and Juan Cayupi-Chilean Emergency Office (ONEMI) sent the following report about the recent eruptions at Lascar volcano: ... read all
Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006
Lascar's eruption on 18 April 2006 (Photo REUTERS).
Lascar volcano IN TheCentral Andes (Northern Chile) started erupting on Tuesday morning (18 April, 2006). A column of steam and ash rose to about 3,000 m (1,864 miles) above the summit crater. ... read all

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