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Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): continuing eruption, new lava flow

Tue, 3 Feb 2015, 17:15
17:15 PM | BY: T
The lava flow at Fogo between Monte Beco and Monte Saia cones on 21 Jan (OVCV)
The lava flow at Fogo between Monte Beco and Monte Saia cones on 21 Jan (OVCV)
The same flow front, developed as pahoehoe, on 28 Jan (OVCV)
The same flow front, developed as pahoehoe, on 28 Jan (OVCV)
Mild intermittent explosive activity continues at the volcano accompanied by effusive activity. A new lava flow, smaller than the ones in the first weeks, but still well alimented, has been active in the Cha caldera over the past days and advanced slowly approx. 1500 m west-southwest passing between Monte Beco and Monte Saia cones.

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Wed, 28 Jan 2015, 17:40
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. Read all
Fri, 23 Jan 2015, 09:36
Mild strombolian explosion from Fogo on 21 Jan (image: OVCV)
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. Read all
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