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Fogo volcano
Stratovolcano 2829 m / 9,281 ft
Cape Verde, 14.95°N / -24.35°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Fogo volcano eruptions:
2014-15, 1995, 1951
Typical eruption style:
unspecified
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Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) eruption update - lava flows cut road

Monday Nov 24, 2014 11:59 AM | BY: T

Lava fountains and flow from the new eruption at Fogo (Fogonews)
Lava fountains and flow from the new eruption at Fogo (Fogonews)
Ash plume from Fogo (HOTVOLC / OPGC-LMV / Culture Volcan)
Ash plume from Fogo (HOTVOLC / OPGC-LMV / Culture Volcan)
Lava flow from Fogo cutting the road in the caldera (Fogonews)
Lava flow from Fogo cutting the road in the caldera (Fogonews)
Lava flow from Fogo (Fogonews)
Lava flow from Fogo (Fogonews)
The new eruption, so far small inside the Cha caldera, continues. It is taking place from a fissure with two closely spaced vents on the southwest side of the Pico de Fogo, very near to the 1995 eruption vents.
The upper vent produces ash, the lower one feeds lava fountains (or continuous strombolian activity) and several 'a'a lava flows. One of the lava flows quickly cut the main road through the caldera, but no other major damage has been reported.
A SO2 plume mixed with some ash is visible on satellite data in distances of up to 150-200 km from Fogo.
Army, Civil Protection and the Red Cross have been mobilized to monitor the situation and coordinate possible evacuations if needed. Ships have been called to be on standby.
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Sunday, Nov 23, 2014
A new eruption started at the volcano this morning around 10:00 local time. The aviation alert was raised to red due to possible ash emissions that could harm aircraft in the area. ... [more]
 

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