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News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

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

Wednesday Aug 22, 2012 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
Seismic signal fromSotará late on 13 Aug (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012
Seismicity visible at Sotará overall decreased during the past week, but showed a strong increase yesterday and then again subsided today. [more]
Location of the larrger recent earthquakes under Sotarà
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012
The recent increase in seismic activity under Sotarà volcano promted INGEOMINAS to raise the alert level from yellow (unrest) to orange (eruption warning) yesterday afternoon. ... [more]
Seismic recording from Sotara (29 July) (INGEOMINAS)
Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012
Volcanic unrest has been detected recently at Sotara volcano. An increased number of small volcanic earthquakes is visible on seismic recordings. [more]
Sotará volcano
stratovolcano 4400+ m / 14,436 ft
Colombia, 2.11°N / -76.59°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Sotará volcano eruptions:
unknown
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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