News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update: 3-9 October 2012

Fri, 12 Oct 2012, 10:05
10:05 AM | BY: T
Weak 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.
The six events of higher energy level were located mainly in a zone between 1 and 1.5 km north of the volcano, at depths between 2 and 3 km, with local magnitudes between 0.2 and 0.8 degrees on the Richter scale.

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Wed, 3 Oct 2012, 09:39
There 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 0.4 and 1.2 on the Richter scale. 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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