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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) eruption update: eruption intensifies, Portela town destroyed

Sunday Dec 07, 2014 02:11 AM | DOOR: T

Lava flow from Fogo in Portela (Asociación Canaria de Volcanología / facebook)
Lava flow from Fogo in Portela (Asociación Canaria de Volcanología / facebook)
Sketch of the new lava flow on GoogleEarth (GeoVol / facebook)
Sketch of the new lava flow on GoogleEarth (GeoVol / facebook)
The eruption intensified according to news reports on Saturday, and destroyed most of what still had been left of Portela. The new lava flow advanced at 30 meters per hour and consumed another 20 houses and the sports center.
The flow is now headed towards Bangaeira village, which is threatened to suffer the same fate as Portela in a short time. Authorities ordered full evacuation of the area. One of the main access roads, only opened a few days ago, was also destroyed again by the lava flows, making the evacuation of people and remaining goods difficult.
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The vents at Fogo volcano and the new lava flow near its source (image: GeoVol)
Friday, Dec 05, 2014
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. ... [meer...]
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...]

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