Fogo volcano news & eruption updates
Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption slows down with short-lived phases of more vigorous activity
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end.
Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:1013:10 PM | BY: T
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.
Sat, 3 Jan 2015, 11:10
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
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
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
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