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Copahue volcano
stratovolcano 2997 m / 9,833 ft
Chile/Argentina, -37.85°S / -71.17°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Copahue volcano eruptions:
2015-16, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2001(?), 2000, 1992, 1961, 1937, 1867(?), 1759(?), 1750
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explosive
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Copahue volcano (Chile): seismic activity drops sharply

Wednesday Jun 12, 2013 14:59 PM | BY: T

Seismic activity has dropped sharply from 13 events / hour to only one per hour during only 9 hours. No corresponding changes were observed at the surface. The volcano continues to emit a small plume of steam and gas.
Previous news
Monday, Jun 10, 2013
Seismic and degassing activity have decreased, although SERNAGEOMIN maintains alert level "orange". A total of 120 quakes, mostly near the surface, were counted during 8-9 June. No volcanic tremor was detected. A white steam and gas plume was rising 300 m from the crater. ... [more]
Friday, Jun 07, 2013
Seismic unrest continues, but the number and energy of quakes has been decreasing in recent days. [more]
Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013
The alert level of the volcano was lowered from "red" to "orange" in response to a declining trend of seismic activity recorded under the volcano. However, seismic activity remains significant and monitoring efforts continue at maximum level. ... [more]
Hazard map of Copahue and threatened villages (graphics created by El Mercurio newspaper)
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The seismic crisis continues, but has decreased in intensity. An eruption in the near future still remains a likely scenario, SERNAGEOMIN scientists emphazise, as this decrease in energy could be temporary. It is impossible to predict whether this is a question of days or weeks, or even if an eruption actually will occur. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The earthquake swarm has increased and continues today, but the volcano has not yet erupted. The earthquakes are occurring at very high frequency (130 per hour) and are mostly "hybrid", i.e. related to both rock-fracturing and fluid-movements within the volcanic edifice. ... [more]

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