News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update from 19 to 25 September 2012

Wed, 26 Sep 2012, 09:10
09:10 AM | BY: T
Current SOSO seismogram from station (INGEOMINAS)
Current SOSO seismogram from station (INGEOMINAS)
There were a total of 36 seismic events associated with fracturing of rock, of which 29 were characterized by low energy level. The remaining, higher energy level, were located mainly in an area between 1 and 2 km north of the volcano, at depths between 1 and 6 km and with local magnitudes around 0.1 degrees on the Richter scale.
The network of electronic inclinometers for monitoring deformation showed stable behavior.
Monitoring of surface activity at the volcano was done using the webcam installed at the place called Cerro Crespo. When weather conditions allowed, it was possible to capture images of the volcano, in which no morphological changes were evident.

Previous news

Wed, 19 Sep 2012, 10:05
Seismic signal this morning (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Small earthquakes at shallow depth, 25 in total during the past 7 days, continued to occur at 1-6 km depth in an area 1-2 km N of the summit. ... 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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