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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)
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Sabancaya volcano eruptions:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1990-95, 1988, 1986, 1784, 1750, <1595(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive and effusive
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Sabancaya volcano news & activity updates:

Sabancaya volcano (Peru): magmatic intrusion NNE of volcano

Friday Jul 10, 2015 16:43 PM | BY: T

Degassing from Sabancaya volcano last week (IGP)
Degassing from Sabancaya volcano last week (IGP)
Map of shallow quakes during 1-6 July 2015 (IGP)
Map of shallow quakes during 1-6 July 2015 (IGP)
Seismicity at Sabancaya during the past months (IGP)
Seismicity at Sabancaya during the past months (IGP)
Since mid June, an increase in internal activity has been recorded at the volcano. The Geophysical Institute of Peru reported a swarm of shallow earthquakes in an area at 6 km depth approx. 7 km north of the volcano's summit. In addition, increased degassing has been observed. Both are likely signs of a probable magmatic intrusion.
During the first week of July, activity decreased a bit, but remained significant. IGP does not expect a large scale eruption in the near future, but warns that sudden explosions could occur at the crater.
Long-period seismicity (fluid movements) decreased to averaged of 72 events / day, while shallow rock-fracturing quakes remained frequent with an average of 9 per day.
Previous news
Degassing plume from Sabancaya last week (IGP)
Friday, Jan 23, 2015
A small magmatic intrusion has been taking place under the volcano recently, a report of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) concludes. Activity at the volcano could increase over the next few days, but no violent explosive activity is currently expected. ... [more]
Steaming Sabancaya volcano on 12 Nov 2014 (IGP)
Monday, Dec 01, 2014
Unrest continues at the volcano which shows varying levels of degassing, but has not had new explosions recently. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 10, 2014
A pilot reported an ash plume yesterday rising to approx. 6 km altitude. Webcam imagery shows a degassing plume mixed with possibly light ash content. Seimic activity is elevated. (VAAC Buenos Aires) [more]
Saturday, Oct 04, 2014
A pilot reported a volcanic ash plume yesterday at 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude, but it might have been confused with a weather cloud. Seismic activity at the volcano has been very low. [more]
Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014
A pilot reported a volcanic ash plume today, but seismic activity has been low and webcam images showed only a steam / gas plume mixed with weather clouds that could have been mistaken for an ash plume (Buenos Aires VAAC). [more]

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