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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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2015-16, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2001(?), 2000, 1992, 1961, 1937, 1867(?), 1759(?), 1750
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Copahue volcano (Chile): increasing ash emissions

Tuesday Mar 22, 2016 16:13 PM | BY: T

Ash plume from Copahue this morning
Ash plume from Copahue this morning
Ash emissions from the volcano (which had been less vigorous and more intermittent over the previous days) have increased this morning and become continuous. Buenos Aires VAAC reported a plume at approx. 12,000 ft (3.6 km) altitude extending 35 km east from the volcano.
Previous news

Sunday, Mar 06, 2016
The activity at the volcano, near-constant degassing with sometimes ash emissions, has decreased over the past weeks. Ash venting has become less frequent and intense, and the glow from E Agrio crater that had been visible at the crater disappeared. ... [more]
Ash plume from Copahue yesterday
Wednesday, Feb 03, 2016
During the past weeks, the El Agrio crater has continued to emit weak, but near-continuous emissions of fine gray ash. Incandescence remains visible at night. ... [more]
Ash emission from Copahue this afternoon
Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016
Near-continuous, but generally weak ash emissions and intense degassing continue at the volcano. Sernageomin maintains alert level yellow. [more]
Monday, Dec 14, 2015
Ash emissions ceased about a week ago and the volcano has been relatively calm at the surface since. However, a seismic swarm occurred yesterday, sign that the unrest at the volcano is not yet over. ... [more]
Copahue this morning
Tuesday, Dec 01, 2015
Activity at the volcano continues to slowly increase. Over the past days, continuous explosive activity at the summit vent has been producing a plume of dark ash that reached 1-2 km height and drifted into easterly directions. ... [more]

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