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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

Sabancaya volcano news & activity updates:

Sabancaya volcano (Peru): seismic swarm triggers eruption warning

Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 18:14
18:14 PM | BY: T
A strong seismic swarm and increased fumarolic activity triggered an eruption warning for Sabancaya volcano (Arequipa, Peru) and the Civil Defense of the Regional Government of Arequipa raised the alert level to yellow, which involves implementing actions to prepare for a probable volcanic eruption.
On 24 Feb INGEMMET reported a seismic swarm with 536 earthquakes between 22 and 23 February (more than 20 per hour) and continuous fumarolic emissions from the volcano.
INGEMMET is intensifying the monitoring of seismic and degassing activity as well as condicuting GPS deformation monitoring, and visual surveillance with cameras and monitors, and has started to set up an observation camp near the volcano.
In the coming days, the acquisition of satellite imagery using InSAR technique is expected to contribute to deformation monitoring.

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