Copahue volcano news & activity updates
Copahue volcano (Chile/Argentina) activity update
Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 03:23 AM | BY: T
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.
SERNAGEOMIN keeps the alert status at yellow, apparently because no other monitored parameters indicate more elevated activity to be expected soon.
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2014
Light ash emissions occurred yesterday from the volcano. Glow continues to be visible from the crater at night. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Signs of unrest at the volcano have decreased and SERNAGEOMIN lowered the alert level back to yellow: ... [more]
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Although activity has decreased a bit, intense degassing and sporadic small ash emissions as well as crater glow continue at the volcano. ... [more]
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014
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]
Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014
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]