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Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption continues into 2015

Sa, 3. Jan 2015, 11:10
11:10 AM | VON: T
Map of the lava flow field 28 Dec 2014. (Copernicus / European Union)
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.

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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
Sa, 27. Dez 2014, 15:44

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) activity update: decreasing lava effusion

The eruption of Fogo volcano and the 3 lava flows (North, South and West), and the location of the destroyed settlements. (Images: Theo Montrond via Involcan / editing and annotations: Culture Volcan)
According to local press, volcanologist João Fonseca, responsible for volcanic monitoring and equipment maintenance at Fogo volcano, mentioned that volcanic activity shows signs of decreasing and that the eruption could be approaching its end. ... 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
unspecified
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