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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 news & eruption updates

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde) eruption update: lava flows pick up, threaten Portela village

Sunday Nov 30, 2014 15:22 PM | BY: T

The eruptive vents at Fogo this morning (MuzikaTV)
The eruptive vents at Fogo this morning (MuzikaTV)
Advancing lava flow at Portela village (MuzikaTV)
Advancing lava flow at Portela village (MuzikaTV)
Although explosive activity has decreased at the vents, it seems that lava effusion picked up. The advance of some of the lava flow fronts in Portela village picked up again this morning, reaching 20 meters per hour. Local sources mention that seismic activity also increased.
If no changes occur, it seems that within a few days, the whole village of Portela could become a victim of the lava flows. Evacuation of remaining goods from the still standing, threatened buildings continue.
Most of the Nature Park has by now been covered by lava. The Park's Headquarters building, already damaged by lava flows and looting earlier on in the eruption, has now been completely destroyed.
Previous news
Screenshot of eruption video showing the two active vents at Fogo
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Activity, after having slowed down a bit yesterday, picked up again this morning, as a new vent opened above the eruption fissure. ... [more]
Explosive activity at the eruptive vents of Fogo on 25 Nov 2014 (MuzikaTV)
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
The eruption continues, but the situation is critical inside the Cha caldera. The northern lava flow branch has started to enter the village of Portela and today destroyed and/or damaged several buildings, including the headquarters of the Fogo Nature Park. ... [more]
Lava flows at Fogo (credit: Landsat image on Google Earth / Peter Webley)
Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014
The eruption continues with little changes. Lava fountaining from the new vents feeds two main lava flows inside the Cha caldera, one to the south, the other to the north. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 24, 2014
The recent eruption of the Pico do Fogo continues to produce lava fountains from two vents on the volcano's flank. The erupted lava collects in rapidly growing flows that destroy roads and houses near the caldera, as shown in the new BBC footage below. ... [more]
Lava fountains and flow from the new eruption at Fogo (Fogonews)
Monday, Nov 24, 2014
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. ... [more]
 

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