Sotará volcano, Colombia: news & activity updates
Updated: Jun 30, 2022 20:12 GMT - Refresh
Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:03Seismic activity associated with rock fracturing processes under the volcano showed a slight increase during the past week. The earthquakes occurred mainly under the Paletará valley, approximately 12 km northeast of the volcano at depths between 6 and 10 km, and had local magnitudes between 0.3 and 2.2 on the Richter scale. Read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 09:17Popayán volcano observatory reports no changes at the volcano, which continues to show weak seismic unrest.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 16:48Seismic activity remains above background and is mainly associated to internal rock fracturing processes. During the first week of the new year, the number of earthquakes increased slightly, with a magnitude 3.7 quake at 12:22 local time on 5 Jan.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 13:02Internal (seismic) activity remains low, but above background and the volcano's status is unchanged at yellow.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 08:17Low-level seismic unrest continues with no significant changes to report over the past months.
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 20:55Seismic activity remains slightly elevated, with no significant changes over the past months, and INGEOMINAS keeps alert level yellow.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013, 15:58INGEOMINAS - Popayan volcano observatory reports no significant changes. Occasional small earthquakes continue to show the volcano is at unrest. Read all
Thu, 16 May 2013, 08:56Weak seismic unrest continued over the past weeks. The alert level remains at yellow.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013, 06:53The only sign of acivtity over the past week were 4 small volcano-tectonic quakes.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013, 11:05Seismic activity remains barely above background. During the past week, INGEOMINAS reported a total of 13 mostly weak-energy events.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013, 10:45Seismic activity remains slightly elevated, but there have not been any signs of surface activity. Read all
Wed, 7 Nov 2012, 08:50There were a total of 14 seismic events associated with rock fracturing processes, of which 12 were characterized by low energy level. The 2 remaining ones were of higher energy level located 20 km northeast of the volcano, at a depth of 10 km, with a maximum magnitude of 1.3 ML on the Richter scale. Read all
Wed, 24 Oct 2012, 08:48Read all
Wed, 17 Oct 2012, 10:05There were a total of 100 seismic events, of which 86 were characterized by low energy level. The 14 remaining of higher energy were located mainly in an area between 1 and 2 km north of the volcano, at depths between 2 and 6 km, with local magnitudes between .1 and .8 degrees on the Richter scale.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 10:05Weak unrest continues. 28 seismic events, 23 of them associated with rock fracturing and 5 to fluid dynamics in volcanic conduits were recorded over the past week, mostly being of low energy. Read all
Wed, 3 Oct 2012, 09:39There were a total of 23 seismic events associated with fracturing of rock, of which 16 were characterized by low energy level. The remaining, of higher energy level, were located mainly in a zone between 2 and 7 km north of the volcano, at depths between 4 and 9 km with local magnitudes between .4 and 1.2 on the Richter scale. Read all
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012, 10:05Weak seismic unrest continues. A number of quakes between magnitudes .1-1 were recorded 1-2 km north of the summit in an area at 4-5 km depth. Weak inflation of the NE sector of the volcano continues to be visible.
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Sotara volcano (Colombia) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 August-21 August 2012 (New Activity / Unrest)
Wed, 15 Aug 2012, 06:00According to INGEOMINAS, the Observatorio Vulcanológico and Sismológico de Popayán reported that during 8-14 August seismic activity at Sotará increased. The seismic network recorded 110 magnitude 0.2-1.6 events mainly located in an area 0.1-5 km NE of the peak, at depths of 2-6 km. Inflation was detected in the NE area, coincident with the zone of increased seismicity. Read all
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