News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update: increases seismic activity, shallow earthquakes

Wed, 22 Aug 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Current seismogram from Sotará (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Current seismogram from Sotará (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Seismicity has been on the increase at the volcano. Over the past 7 days, INGEOMINAS registered 151 volcano-tectonic quakes, out of which 15 were of significant size (magnitudes 0-1) and located at shallow depth between 2 and 6 km in an area 0.1-5 km NE from the the summit. Visual observations show no signs of surface activity.

Previous news

Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 10:05
Seismic signal fromSotará late on 13 Aug (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Seismicity visible at Sotará overall decreased during the past week, but showed a strong increase yesterday and then again subsided today. ... Read all
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Sotará volcano
stratovolcano 4400+ m / 14,436 ft
Colombia, 2.11°N / -76.59°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Sotará volcano eruptions:
unknown
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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