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Fogo vulkaan
Stratovulkaan 2829 m / 9,281 ft
Cape Verde, 14.95°N / -24.35°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Fogo volcano (Cape Verde): new lava flow heading towards Portela

Friday Dec 05, 2014 15:56 PM | DOOR: T

The vents at Fogo volcano and the new lava flow near its source (image: GeoVol)
The vents at Fogo volcano and the new lava flow near its source (image: GeoVol)
View of the previous lava flow covering part of Portela village (Fogonews)
The eruption continues. A new lava flow that appeared last night is heading again towards the village of Portela, which it might hit in less than 2 days.
At the eruptive fissure, 3 vents seem to still be active and explosive activity has decreased a lot. The eruption continues to be dominated by lava effusion.
The large flow that covered part of Portela during the past days stopped yesterday, probably caused by a temporary (?) drop in effusion rate which in turn lead to the clogging of the tube that alimented it.
Authorities took the opportunity to try to open a fifth road through the lava flow in order to reach Portela and facilitate the transport of goods that remain to evacuate - mostly wine and food for livestock.

The new lava flow seems to follow the northeastern rim of the previous flow and its advance rate of the new flow was approx. 3 meters per minutes. Today, it was 1700 m from the village. At this rate, the lava might reach the village again in 1-2 days only. In addition, if the new flow continues to follow the margin of the previous flow, rather than expanding on top of it, it would "take a shortcut" to reach the village.
Another lava flow was reported this afternoon heading in the opposite direction, to the south towards Boca Fonte, likely following the margins of the 1995 flow.
Koppelingen / Bronnen:
  • GeoVol (Facebook)
Vorig nieuws
Map of the lava flow field (2 Dec, source: INGT / facebook)
Thursday, Dec 04, 2014
The intensity of the eruption has strongly decreased, and the lava flows that have been destroying Portela seems to have at least temporarily stopped. [meer...]
Lava flow in Portela village 3 Dec
Wednesday, Dec 03, 2014
The eruption continues. Lava flows have slowed down their advance to less than 1 m per hour, giving some time to breath for what is left at Portela village in Chã das Caldeiras. ... [meer...]
Destruction of houses in Portela this morning. (Fogo News)
Tuesday, Dec 02, 2014
Activity remained similar to the previous days although some sources suggest a decrease in lava effusion, but an increase in explosions at the vents. ... [meer...]
De vulkanische openingen op Fogo vanochtend (MuzikaTV)
Sunday, Nov 30, 2014
Hoewel explosieve activiteit is gedaald op de ventilatieopeningen, lijkt het dat lava effusie opgepikt. De vooruitgang van een aantal van de lava stroom fronten in Portela dorp weer vanochtend, pakte 20 meter per uur te bereiken. Lokale bronnen vermelden dat seismische activiteit ook toegenomen. ... [meer...]
Screenshot van uitbarsting video toont de twee actieve ventilatieopenin gen op Fogo
Friday, Nov 28, 2014
Activiteit, na een beetje gisteren, pakte opnieuw deze ochtend, als een nieuwe vent hebben vertraagd geopend boven de uitbarsting horizontalis. ... [meer...]

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