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Sabancaya volcano (Peru): increasingly larger plumes

Sun, 30 Aug 2020, 13:31 13:31 PM | BY: MARTIN
Dense dark ash plume with incandescent material from Sabancaya volcano yesterday image: INGEMMET)
Dense dark ash plume with incandescent material from Sabancaya volcano yesterday image: INGEMMET)
Thermal anomalies at Sabancaya volcano detected during the past days (image: MIROVA)
Thermal anomalies at Sabancaya volcano detected during the past days (image: MIROVA)
The activity of the volcano continues at moderate to high levels characterized by larger vulcanian-type explosions.
The Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) reported that large amount of dense dark ash with increasingly plumes occurred during the past few days.
On 29 August at early morning (05:30 local time) a plume of ash rose to an altitude of 27,000 ft (8,200 m) and drifted south. The explosion generated an incandescent material ejected onto the volcano's slopes.
The seismic station records 860 volcano-tectonic earthquakes associated with magma rising. Earthquakes were located mainly north of the volcano at depths between 12 and 15 km with magnitude lower M 3.9.
Short-term electronic tilt monitoring on the southeastern and north flanks recorded a slight inflation.
According to MIROVA Detection System a moderate thermal anomaly (98 MW) was detected in satellite images on 28 August.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 12 km distance from the crater.
Source: Instituto Geofísico del Perú volcano activity update 30 August 2020

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Sabancaya volcano
stratovolcano 5967 m / 19,577 ft
Peru, -15.78°S / -71.85°W
Current status: erupting (4 out of 5) Sabancaya volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1990-95, 1988, 1986, 1784, 1750, <1595(?)
Typical eruption style
explosive and effusive
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