Sabancaya volcano (Peru) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 16 May-22 May 2018 (Continuing Activity)
Observatorio Vulcanológico del Sur del IGP (OVS-IGP) and Observatorio Vulcanológico del INGEMMET (OVI) reported that explosive activity at Sabancaya was comparable to the previous week; explosions averaged 30 per day during 14-20 May. Seismicity was dominated by long-period events and signals indicating emissions. Gas-and-ash plumes rose as high as 1.9 km above the crater rim and drifted N and NW.
Wed, 16 May 2018, 06:0006:00 AM | BY: VN
The MIROVA system detected nine thermal anomalies, and on 19 May the sulfur dioxide gas flux was high at 3,147 tons/day. The report noted that the public should not approach the crater within a 12-km radius.
Sources: Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET), Instituto Geofísico del Perú (IGP)
From: Global Volcanism Program, 2018. Report on Sabancaya. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 16 May-22 May 2018. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.
Tue, 15 May 2018, 23:30
Tue, 15 May 2018, 05:15