Fogo volcano news & eruption updates
Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption slows down with short-lived phases of more vigorous activity
Mittwoch Jan 07, 2015 13:10 | VON: T
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end.
Still, short bursts of explosive and effusive activity occur from the vents occasionally, producing ash plumes and short-lived lava flows. Yesterday, such an increase resulted in an ash plume reaching 1.5 km and a new 50 m long lava flow near the vents. Minor ash fall occurred on the city of Sao Felipe.
The recently active western lava flow has apparently stopped by now, but during the past days managed to destroy the last remaining buildings in Ilhéu Losna.
Samstag, Jan 03, 2015
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. [mehr]
Samstag, Dez 27, 2014
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. ... [mehr]
Donnerstag, Dez 25, 2014
Lava effusion continues from the vents, while explosive activity there has more or less ended. ... [mehr]
Montag, Dez 22, 2014
The eruption continues its destructive work: the lava effusion from the vents remains at moderate intensity and feeds various active flows that spread in the Cha Caldera. ... [mehr]
Freitag, Dez 19, 2014
It seems that after a short period of quietening down (9-14 December) the Fogo eruption has regained its strength. This confirms our earlier report of increased emission of sulphur dioxide thought to indicate the rise of a new magma batch. ... [mehr]