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Fogo volcan
Stratovolcano 2829 m / 9,281 ft
Cape Verde, 14.95°N / -24.35°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5) | Reports
Fogo livres
Eruptions du volcan Fogo:
1995 
Style éruptif tipique:
unspecified
Derniers séismes proches
Derniers images satellite

Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
 

Fogo volcano news & eruption updates

Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): eruption slows down with short-lived phases of more vigorous activity

mercredi janv. 07, 2015 13:10 | AUTEUR : T
Activity continues, but overall the eruption has been decreasing and seems slowly to be coming to an end.
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.
Actualités précédentes
samedi, janv. 03, 2015
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. ... lire toutes
samedi, déc. 27, 2014
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)
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. ... lire toutes
jeudi, déc. 25, 2014
Active lava flow in the Cova Tina area west of the vents on 20 Dec (Image: Abraão Barbosa Vicente, via AVCAN)
Lava effusion continues from the vents, while explosive activity there has more or less ended. ... lire toutes
lundi, déc. 22, 2014
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. ... lire toutes
vendredi, déc. 19, 2014
Lava cascade during the Fogo eruption (Dec 2014) (copyright: Martin Rietze)
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. lire toutes

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