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News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano activity wummary 31 Oct - 6 Nov 2012

Wednesday Nov 07, 2012 08:50 AM | BY: T

There were a total of 14 seismic events associated with rock fracturing processes, of which 12 were characterized by low energy level. The 2 remaining ones were of higher energy level located 20 km northeast of the volcano, at a depth of 10 km, with a maximum magnitude of 1.3 ML on the Richter scale.
Slight deformation, possibly associated with seismic activity, continues to be visible as well. No surface activity nor morphological changes were recorded.
Previous news

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012
Seismic activity remains elevated. A swarm on 17 Oct contained over 700 small quakes. ... [more]
Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012
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. [more]
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]
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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