Sabancaya volcano news & activity updates:
Sabancaya volcano (Peru): likely phreatic explosion on 9 August 2014
Thu, 14 Aug 2014, 16:2416:24 PM | BY: T
An small explosion has probably occurred at the volcano on 9 August at 04:29, the Geophysical Institute of Peru informed. The event was not observed, but inferred from its seismic signal.
The seismic signal showing the explosion at Sabancaya on Saturday
The explosion signal is the first since the beginning of the crisis, which began in February 2013.
Most likely, the explosion was a phreatic event, i.e. caused by overheated ground water without involvement of fresh magma.
Mon, 4 Aug 2014, 08:00
A pilot reported a volcanic ash plume to approx. 17,000 ft yesterday afternoon, which would infer that the volcano, which has been showing seismic unrest for a while, actually erupted. There are no other indications of an eruption and the ash plume was most likely a weather cloud. ... read all
Tue, 1 Jul 2014, 14:35
Signs continue to show up that the volcano might be awakening: Peru's Geophysical Institute (IGP) who monitors the volcano has detected a slight increase in volcanic unrest recently. Both seismic and fumarolic activity at the volcano increased during the past 4 weeks (since 3 June). ... read all
Wed, 18 Jun 2014, 13:29
Sabancaya volcano (Peru): steaming and continuing earthquakes as possible precursors for new eruption
According to local news, steaming at the volcano has been observed since yesterday morning and it is believed that the volcano could erupt in a near to medium term future: few weeks to months. ... read all
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 08:08
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. ... read all