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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): ash emissions reported

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015 13:15 PM | BY: T

Gas plume with possibly light ash from Sabancaya volcano (Peru)
Gas plume with possibly light ash from Sabancaya volcano (Peru)
Light ash emissions were reported this morning, rising to 20,000 ft (6 km) altitude.
Seismic activity at the volcano remains low but above background. A slight increase in quakes related to internal fluid movements (gasses, water, magma) was noted during the past week.
Staff from the INGEMMET volcano observatory visited the summit area on 9 and 10 July and sampled ash that had been erupted during the recent weeks. A significant fraction of the ash was confirmed to originate from fresh ("juvenile") magma (as opposed to older weathered rock fragments), which confirms that the volcano has entered a magmatic eruptive phase.
Previous news
Degassing from Sabancaya volcano last week (IGP)
Friday, Jul 10, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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