News and updates for El Misti volcano:
El Misti volcano (Peru) activity update: descent of a lahar detected
Mon, 16 Mar 2020, 08:2708:27 AM | BY: MARTIN
IGP reported that the warning system at the volcano detected the decrease of a lahar (volcanic mud flow) of a low to moderate volume that traveled downslope in SE direction due to the streams that run through this sector.
El Misti volcano from satellite on 5 March (image: Sentinel 2)
The population is recommended to stay away from the streams.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 16 March 2020
Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 07:40
The volcano experienced an earthquake swarm during 14-15 January, IGP reported in its latest bulletin. An increase of approx. 25% in seismic activity overall with respect to last year's average was calculated, but IGP stresses that this activity is still low and does not suggest new activity in a near future. ... read all
Wed, 29 Aug 2012, 10:05
El Misti volcano is showing signs of unrest, according to a recent article in the Peruvian press. Geologists from the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) detected a higher number than usual of small earthquakes under the volcano located 17 km outside the city of Arequipa. ... read all