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Copahue volcano
stratovolcano 2997 m / 9,833 ft
Chile/Argentina, -37.85°S / -71.17°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Copahue volcano eruptions:
2015-16, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2001(?), 2000, 1992, 1961, 1937, 1867(?), 1759(?), 1750
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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Copahue volcano (Chile / Argentina): eruption warning, alert raised back to orange

Sunday Jan 06, 2013 09:09 AM | BY: T

Chilean scientist think that new eruptions from the volcano could occur any time. SERNAGEOMIN's latest bulletin informs that the seismicity under Copahue has shown a significant change since 31 December. A number of quakes both related to fracturing of rocks and fluid movements appeared at shallow depths of 4 km and have been becoming shallower. Also, a change in the plume towards becoming denser and grayer, i.e. more ash-rich, has been noted in recent days. For this reason, the alert level was raised back to orange.
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Previous news
Thursday, Jan 03, 2013
A steam and gas plume rises from the volcano, but no further explosions were recorded. SERNAGEOMIN keeps the alert level at yellow. [more]
Webcam image of Copahue volcano this morning
Wednesday, Jan 02, 2013
A steam and ash plume is rising a few 100 m and sometimes can seen on satellite images as well, but no recent explosions were reported. [more]
MODIS thermal anomaly at Copahue (summarized data from 28-30 Dec)
Sunday, Dec 30, 2012
Visual and seismic activity have decreased at Copahue and no more ash emissions or incandescence have been observed since 29 Dec. It is thought that the small eruption that had started on 22 Dec has ended. It has emplaced a small body of lava (a lava dome) inside the crater which is now cooling, but still visible as a thermal anomaly on MODIS satellite data. ... [more]
SO2 plume from Copahue volcano on 27 Dec 2012 (NOAA)
Friday, Dec 28, 2012
New ash emissions occurred today. Ash clouds at 10,000 ft (3 km) altitude extending about 50 km NE along with strong SO2 emissions visible on satellite data. [more]
Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012
SERNAGEOMIN lowered the alert level of Copahue to orange. Seismicity has remained low and only a few weak emissions were recorded yesterday. ... [more]

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