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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 slows down with short-lived phases of more vigorous activity

Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:10
13:10 PM | BY: 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.
Previous news
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
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. ... read all
Fri, 19 Dec 2014, 23:48
Lava cascade during the Fogo eruption (Dec 2014) (copyright: Martin Rietze)
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. read all
 

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