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News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update 10-16 Oct 2012

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012 10:05 AM | BY: T

There 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 0.1 and 0.8 degrees on the Richter scale.
Previous news
Friday, Oct 12, 2012
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. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 03, 2012
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. ... [more]
Current SOSO seismogram from station (INGEOMINAS)
Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012
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. ... [more]
Seismic signal this morning (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
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. [more]
Seismic signal fromSotará late on 12 Sep (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
Swarms of small quakes and longer tremor pulses appear on the seismic recordings and seem elevated compared to the recent days. [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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