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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): 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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Links / Sources:
  • OVCV report 24-27 Jan
Previous news
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
Mon, 12 Jan 2015, 11:41
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. read all
Wed, 7 Jan 2015, 13:10
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end. ... read all
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

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