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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) activity update

Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 08:08
08:08 AM | BY: T
Seismic unrest continued through Sep-Oct including occasional swarms of volcanic-tectonic quakes (such as on 10 Oct), but overall earthquake activity has been showing a slowly decreasing trend. The volcano remains to be closely monitored.
Previous news
Thu, 25 Jul 2013, 14:49
Current seismic recording from Sabancaya volcano (BHZ station, IGP)
Seismic activity has picked up. A number of earthquakes in the magnitude 2-3 range have appeared recently. ... read all
Fri, 19 Jul 2013, 01:19
Recent earthquakes near Sabancaya volcano
A strong seismic swarm has occurred during the past days under the volcano, culminating in a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on 16 July. The swarm consisted almost entirely of volcanic-tectonic quakes, that relate to rock fracturing due to rapid pressure changes and might be caused by an intrusion of magma. IGP reports that up to 1500 earthquakes were recorded per day. read all
Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 11:33
Seismicity (number of quakes) during the past months (IGP)
Seismic unrest continues. Earthquake numbers have shown a light increase since May, the latest report of IGP from 5 June shows. read all
Mon, 27 May 2013, 06:03
The crater of Sabancaya volcano on 21 May 2013 (IGP)
The volcano has remained quiet, but is still showing signs of unrest. IGP scientists found evidence of eruptive activity (no fresh lava or pyroclastic deposits) inside the crater of of the volcano during a helicopter survey on 21 May. Only steaming and degassing were observed from the crater, that measures about 300-350 m in diameter and is 200 m deep. read all
Thu, 16 May 2013, 09:07
Current seismic recording from Sabancaya volcano (BHZ station, IGP)
Seismic activity has calmed down a bit compared to the previous weeks. ... read all

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