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Laguna del Maule volcano
caldera 3092 m / 10,144 ft
Central Chile, -36.02°S / -70.58°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Laguna del Maule volcano (Central Chile): seismicity remains elevated

Thursday Jul 09, 2020 07:06 AM | BY: MARTIN

Laguna del Maule volcano covered by snow on 27 June (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
Laguna del Maule volcano covered by snow on 27 June (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
On 7 July SERNAGEOMIN reported that the seismicity remains elevated associated with earthquakes located east of the volcano with diameter approx. 5 km near the intersection of two faults near Las Nieblas, and corresponded to elevated levels of carbon dioxide emissions.
The Alert Level remained at Yellow.
There is a 2 km zone around the main caldera in place.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 9 July 2020
Previous news
Friday, Jun 19, 2020
During 11-16 Jun SERNAGEOMIN recorded increased seismic activity associated with seismic swarms. On 15 June recorded volcano-tectonic earthquakes that were located at 10,4 km depth beneath the southwest flank of the volcano. ... read all
Tuesday, Dec 09, 2014
Laguna del Maule caldera (photo: B. Singer / GSA)
The volcanic field of Laguna del Maule is a potentially dangerous volcano. Scientists have found alarming levels of uplift, suggesting its magma chamber is filling up. What does this mean? In a recent study published at GSA, scientists try to give an answer. [Read the story] ... read all
Saturday, Apr 20, 2013
The latest report of Sernageomin indicates that volcanic unrest continues at reduced intensity. GPS measurements show that the central part of the volcanic edifice has been experiencing uplift at a rate of 1.4 cm / month and a horizontal displacement to the west at a rate of 0.64 cm / month. ... read all
Saturday, Mar 09, 2013
New signs of volcanic unrest - seismic swarms and ground inflation - have been detected at the volcano recently and SERNAGEOMIN raised the alert level of the volcano to yellow. ... read all

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