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Machin volcano (Colombia) activity update: seismic unrest continues

Wednesday May 13, 2020 07:21 AM | BY: MARTIN

Machin volcano and its lava dome (image: @sgcol/twitter)
Machin volcano and its lava dome (image: @sgcol/twitter)
The Servicio Geológico Colombiano (SGC) recorded that the seismic activity continues at elevated levels. Most seismic activity has been associated with rock fracturing.
The seismic station records earthquakes at 2.4-7.8 km depth beneath the south and southeast flank.
On 6 May at 00:34 local time SGC detected an earthquake located 1.1 km southeast of the dome at 2.3 km depth.
Source: Servicio Geológico Colombiano volcano activity update 13 May 2020
Previous news
Saturday, Jan 05, 2019
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. The Colombian Geological Service maintains yellow alert level as seismic activity under the volcano continues to be elevated. ... [more]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
The volcano continues to be at yellow alert (one of 6 in Colombia) as seismic activity remains elevated, but at low energy levels. [more]
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Seismic activity remains at slightly elevated levels, and INGEOMINAS keeps the volcano at yellow. [more]
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013
INGEOMINAS reports no significant changes - weak seismic activity continues SE of the principal dome at depths between 6-7.5 km and maintains alert level yellow. [more]
Thursday, May 16, 2013
No changes have occurred - the only signs of activity are small earthquakes, mostly related to rock fracturing inside the volcano SE of the main dome. The alert status remains at yellow. [more]

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