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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) activity update

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015 17:40 PM | BY: T

Ash emission at Fogo on 25 Jan (OVCV)
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.
Scientists from the Cabo Verde volcano observatory (OVCV) who climbed the volcano on 25 January observed small ash emissions, and published a detailed report about the most recent significant activity during 20-23 January, when explosions produced a short-lived ash plume that rose up to 1200 meters on the morning of 20 Jan, as well as a small lava flow on the following day.
Previous news
Mild strombolian explosion from Fogo on 21 Jan (image: OVCV)
Friday, Jan 23, 2015
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]
Monday, Jan 12, 2015
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]
Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end. ... [more]
Map of the lava flow field 28 Dec 2014. (Copernicus / European Union)
Saturday, Jan 03, 2015
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. [more]
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)
Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
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]

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