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Sacabaya volcano
pyroclastic shield 4215 m / 13,829 feet
Northern Chile, Bolivia and Argentina, South America, -18.62°S / -68.75°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Sacabaya volcano eruptions:
probably within the past 10,000 years
Typical eruption style:
effusive and strombolian

Sacabaya volcano news & activity updates:

Sabancaya volcano (Peru): 400-500 earthquakes per day, increased degassing

Fri, 15 Mar 2013, 17:42
17:42 PM | BY: T
Peru's Geological Mining and Metallurgical Institute INGEMMET and the Geophysical Institute of the National University of San Agustin Arequipa IGUNSA informed in a press release about the recently increased volcanic activity of Sabancaya:
From February 24 to March 6, 2013, the volcano's fumaroles produced a gas column rising 400 to 1000 meters above the crater. No ash emissions have been observed so far.
The report also mentions that since 28 Feb, there has been an average number of 400 to 500 earthquakes per day, mostly volcano-tectonic quakes related to rock fracturing in return probably related to intruding magma at depth.
The temperature of the hot spring La Calera has remained stable compared to previous years' values.
Ingemmet has set up an observation camp 12 kilometers from the volcano to conduct close visual, seismic, geodetic and chemical monitoring of the volcano ans report any significant changes.

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