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Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update

Friday Jan 11, 2013 10:45 AM | BY: T

Seismic activity remains slightly elevated, but there have not been any signs of surface activity.
During the past week, 6 volcanic quakes were recorded in different sectors of the volcano at depths between 7-16 km and with magnitudes up to 2.1.
Previous news
Wednesday, Nov 07, 2012
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. ... [more]

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]
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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