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Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 7 January-13 January 2015 (Continuing Activity)

Mi, 7. Jan 2015, 06:00
06:00 AM | VON: VN
The Observatório Vulcanológico de Cabo Verde (OVCV) reported that on 8 January the eruption at Fogo decreased in intensity; a small light-colored gas plume rose at most 100 m from the craters. Some explosions, following banging noises, were felt in areas 1 km away. Periodic explosions continued the next day and at 1530 a dark gas-and-ash plume rose 1.2 km and drifted SE.
On 10 January light-colored, dense plumes rose at 800-1,200 m. Explosions on 11 January produced light-colored gas plumes that rose as high as1.5 km. On 12 January gas-and-ash plumes rose 800-1,000 m.
In the afternoon a strong explosion was followed by smaller explosions and accompanying crashing noises that lasted for 2 hours. A very dense and dark-gray ash plume rose 2 km and drifted E, and was observed by people in S Philip and other parts of the island. At 1900 tephra was ejected 50 m above the crater.
The lava-flow fronts to the N and S of Ilhéu de Losna were stagnant, while a few outbreaks were observed in Portela and Bangaeira.

Source: Universidade of Cabo Verde
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2015. Report on Fogo. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 7 January-13 January 2015. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Sa, 3. Jan 2015, 11:10

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption continues into 2015

Map of the lava flow field 28 Dec 2014. (Copernicus / European Union)
The eruption continues at reduced pace. After slowing down, lava effusion and small explosive activity at the vents appear to have increased again on 31 Dec. The western lava flow remains active with its northern front advancing through farmland in the Cha caldera. ... Read all
Mi, 31. Dez 2014, 06:00

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 31 December-6 January 2015 (New Activity / Unrest)

Based on gas-monitoring efforts of the Instituto Vulcanológico de Canárias (INVOLCAN) and data from the Toulouse VAAC, the Observatório Vulcanológico de Cabo Verde (OVCV) reported that sulfur dioxide emission rates at Fogo were 1,201-1,368 tons per day during 30-31 December and 1-2 January. A gas plume rose 700-900 m above the cone during 30-31 December and drifted N; on 31 December tephra was ejected 30-40 m away and ash was present on the plume. A lava front near S Ilhéu de Losna had been stagnant for a few days while one near the N part of the town advanced at a reduced speed, overtaking a road and parts of some housing. ... Read all
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Fogo Vulkan
Stratovolcano 2829 m / 9,281 ft
Cape Verde, 14.95°N / -24.35°W
Aktueller Status: normal / ruhend (1 von 5) Ausbrüche des Fogo:
2014-15, 1995, 1951
Typische Aktivität
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