News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcanic activity from 17 to 23 October 2012

Wed, 24 Oct 2012, 08:48
08:48 AM | BY: T
Seismic signal on 17 Oct (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Seismic signal on 17 Oct (SOSO station, INGEOMINAS)
Seismic activity remains elevated. A swarm on 17 Oct contained over 700 small quakes.
During the past week, INGEOMINAS recorded a total of 821 seismic events associated with rock fracturing processes, of which 601 were characterized by low energy level. The 221 remaining high energy level. These events were mainly located 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 1.1 degrees on the Richter scale.

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Wed, 17 Oct 2012, 10:05
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. ... 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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