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Copahue volcano news & activity updates
Thu, 4 Dec 2014, 20:01
Screenshot of a video from 3 Dec looking at the erupting vent in Copahue's crater (Robin Campion, Univ. Mexico)
A recent video by Robin Campion (Univ. Mexico) shows that the activity at the volcano is now magmatic in nature, i.e. fresh magma is being erupted as a small jet of mostly finely fragmented incandescent ash: ...more
Wed, 3 Dec 2014, 16:20
Ash emission from Copahue this morning
The volcano continues to produce steam and ash emissions of varying intensity. Phases of hour-long continuous ash emissions have become more frequent recently and incandescence is often visible from the El Agrio crater at night: ...more
Wed, 19 Nov 2014, 03:23
The volcano remains restless. Intermittent small to moderate ash emissions from the El Agrio crater and night-time glow continue to be observed at the volcano. ...more
Wed, 5 Nov 2014, 01:29
Ash emissions from Copahue 4 Nov 2014
Light ash emissions occurred yesterday from the volcano. Glow continues to be visible from the crater at night. ...more
Thu, 30 Oct 2014, 15:48
Glow from the crater of Copahue on 27 Oct (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
Signs of unrest at the volcano have decreased and SERNAGEOMIN lowered the alert level back to yellow: ...more
Fri, 24 Oct 2014, 14:37
Ash emission from Copahue last evening
Although activity has decreased a bit, intense degassing and sporadic small ash emissions as well as crater glow continue at the volcano. ...more
Sat, 11 Oct 2014, 22:44
Explosive activity at Copahue - sequence of the second explosion yesterday (Images: SERNAGEOMIN, annotation: Culture Volcan)
Activity has picked up at the volcano: at least two moderately strong explosions occurred yesterday 11 Oct at 06:25 and 14:53 local time, with ash plumes rising more than 1000 m. In addition, intermittent incandescence from the crater has been visible during the night 10-11 Oct. ...more
Wed, 8 Oct 2014, 08:40
Ash emissions from Copahue volcano on 6 Oct 2014 (SERNAGEOMIN)
A new phase of ash emissions began on the evening of 4 Oct. The volcano started to emit near continuous ash plumes, interrupted by strong degassing phases, from the active El Agrio crater. Seismic activity according to SERNAGEOMIN has been low suggesting that the origin of the new eruptions is phreatic, i.e. driven by steam explosions rather than fresh magma rising to the surface. ...more
Fri, 21 Mar 2014, 18:58
Copahue volcano, quiet at the surface, today (SERNAGEOMIN webcam)
SERNAGEOMIN raised the alert level of the volcano to orange yesterday after an increase in seismic activity. A pulse of volcanic tremor was detected that could indicate magma moving into the volcano's plumbing system. ...more
Wed, 12 Mar 2014, 16:06
The volcano continues to show signs of unrest. A swarm of volcanic-tectonic earthquakes occurred the day before yesterday. SERNAGEOMIN keeps the alert level of the volcano at Yellow.
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