Calbuco volcano news & activity updates:
Calbuco volcano (Southern Chile and Argentina, South America) activity update: steaming
Thursday Jun 04, 2015 11:05 AM | AUTEUR : T
OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 20-26 May activity at Calbuco fluctuated at low levels and continued to decline. Inclement weather prevented observations of the summit area on most days; white plumes were observed rising 300-400 m and drifting SE during 24-26 May, and incandescence at the crater was observed at night during 25-26 May. According to ONEMI, the number of evacuees within the 20-km evacuation zone remained at 6,685 on 26 May.
The Alert Level remained at Orange (the second highest level on a four-color scale), and the 10-km-radius exclusion zone continued to be in effect.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 20-26 May 2015)
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Activity has decreased gradually during the past weeks. Only degassing has been occurring at the summit vents lately and tremor levels show a decline. ... [details]
Thursday, Apr 30, 2015
A strong explosive eruption occurred today (12:10 on 30 April, local time) at the volcano, producing an ash column that rose several kilometers above the summit crater. ... [details]
Monday, Apr 27, 2015
Activity has been lower yesterday, but weak ash emissions continued at least intermittently. ... [details]
Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
Mild to moderate emissions of ash and incandescent material (probably as strombolian explosions) continue at the summit vent(s). A small ash plume rises approx. 1 km and is currently drifting east. ... [details]
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
Starting from 23:30 local time last night (23 April), activity at the volcano has again increased. The volcano started to produce more or less continuous small to moderate ash emissions, that have been reaching up to 2 km height and drifted mainly northeast. ... [details]