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Lonquimay volcano, Central Chile and Argentina, South America: news & activity updates

Updated: Sep 27, 2022 08:05 GMT-
Wed, 23 Mar 2022, 19:34
SERNAGEOMIN reported increased seismicity at Lonquimay during the first half of March, characterized by hybrid (HB) signals accompanied by long-period (LP) events, and fewer volcano-tectonic (VT) events. Only some of the HB and VT events could be located where the epicenters were within 2-7 km of the volcano with hypocenters at depths of 4-11 km. The number of HB and VT events increased on 9 March. Read all
Wed, 23 Mar 2022, 03:38
Occurrence of VT, LP and hybrid earthquakes at the volcano since May 21 (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
The local observatory Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile raised the alert level for the volcano to "yellow", as an increase of seismic activity has been recorded during the past two weeks. Read all
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Lonquimay volcano
stratovolcano 2865 m / 9,399 ft
Central Chile and Argentina (South America), -38.38°S / -71.58°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Lonquimay volcano eruptions:
1988-90, 1940(?), 1933, 1887-90, 1853
Typical eruption style
explosive
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