Sabancaya volcano (Peru): explosive eruption continues at moderate levels
Wed, 1 Sep 2021, 06:0306:03 AM | BY: MARTIN
The explosive eruption of the volcano continues at moderate levels and its activity has remained essentially unchanged.
Eruption from Sabancaya volcano today (image: INGEMMET)
The Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP) noted that vulcanian-type explosions at regular intervals of 36 per day occurred from the summit crater during 23-30 August.
Eruption columns rose to an estimated altitude of 24,000 ft (7,300 m) and drifted most often SE direction.
The seismic station detected approx. 1198 volcano-tectonic earthquakes with average magnitude M 2.6-M 3.6 accompanied by rising magma flux inside the volcano's conduits.
Lahars (mud flows) could also occur if heavy rainfalls remobilise the fresh ash deposits.
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 1 September 2021
Wed, 1 Sep 2021, 03:00