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Fogo volcano news & eruption updates
Tue, 10 Feb 2015, 17:16
Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 17:15
The lava flow at Fogo between Monte Beco and Monte Saia cones on 21 Jan (OVCV)
Mild intermittent explosive activity continues at the volcano accompanied by effusive activity. A new lava flow, smaller than the ones in the first weeks, but still well alimented, has been active in the Cha caldera over the past days and advanced slowly approx. 1500 m west-southwest passing between Monte Beco and Monte Saia cones.
The same flow front, developed as pahoehoe, on 28 Jan (OVCV)
Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 17:40
Ash emission at Fogo on 25 Jan (OVCV)
The eruption still continues although most of the time visible activity is very low and restricted to degassing. Minor lava effusion and sporadic flares of strombolian activity of mild to moderate size occur from time to time. ...more
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 09:36
Mild strombolian explosion from Fogo on 21 Jan (image: OVCV)
Mild explosive activity continues from the vent, at least intermittently, but there is no longer significant lava effusion. According to local observers, the eruption continues to decline overall and might be ending in a near future. ...more
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 11:41
The eruption seems to be coming to an end. There are no new reports of lava effusion or explosive activity at the vents since 8 January, when small strombolian explosions could still be observed. ...more
Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:10
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end. ...more
Sat, 3 Jan 2015, 11:10
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.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014, 15:44
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. ...more
Thu, 25 Dec 2014, 11:50
Active lava flow in the Cova Tina area west of the vents on 20 Dec (Image: Abraão Barbosa Vicente, via AVCAN)
Lava effusion continues from the vents, while explosive activity there has more or less ended. ...more
Mon, 22 Dec 2014, 17:40
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. ...more
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