Chillán volcano news & activity updates:
Nevados de Chillán volcano (Chile): new ash emissions
Fri, 4 Mar 2016, 11:3311:33 AM | BY: T
A small eruption occurred at the volcano again yesterday, the first activity since the mild explosive activity on 7 February. Starting around noon, the volcano began to emit a steam plume of variable intensity, sometimes mixed with ash. The activity took place at one of the new craters that had formed in early February.
Eruption of Nevados de Chillan volcano yesterday
According to SERNAGEOMIN, seismicity and other monitored parameters had shown little fluctuations during most of February, but then started to increase at the end of the month, possibly related to a slowly ascending body of magma. Yesterday's new activity is likely the result of this and could be a precursor of more activity in the near to medium future.
Mon, 1 Feb 2016, 13:15
A series of new explosions with small to moderate ash emissions occurred at the volcano during the end of last week. This activity formed a second new crater, approx. 25x30 m wide and located 50 m beneath the northeast flank of Arrau crater, as SERNAGEOMIN staff observed on an overflight on 30 January. read all
Wed, 13 Jan 2016, 17:14
A short pulse of ash emissions occurred in the evening of 8 Jan 2016 around 18:49 local time. ... read all
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 11:05
Nevados del Chillán volcano (Chile): new seismic monitoring installed as part of early volcano warning program
New seismic monitoring equipment has recently been installed by Sernageomin near Chillán volcano, one of Chile's most active volcanoes. First results of the monitoring confirmed that volcanic earthquakes - including some that are felt by local population - are common and frequent at the volcano, something that had long been known but never actually been measured. ... read all