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News & activity updates from Sotara volcano

Sotará volcano (Colombia) activity update

Fri, 30 May 2014, 10:03
10:03 AM | BY: T
Seismic activity associated with rock fracturing processes under the volcano showed a slight increase during the past week. The earthquakes occurred mainly under the Paletará valley, approximately 12 km northeast of the volcano at depths between 6 and 10 km, and had local magnitudes between 0.3 and 2.2 on the Richter scale.
Slight deformation has been detected at the volcano, but no changes or signs of activity are visible at the surface. The volcano remains at Yellow alert.
Previous news
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 09:17
Popayán volcano observatory reports no changes at the volcano, which continues to show weak seismic unrest. ... read all
Mon, 13 Jan 2014, 16:48
Seismic activity remains above background and is mainly associated to internal rock fracturing processes. During the first week of the new year, the number of earthquakes increased slightly, with a magnitude 3.7 quake at 12:22 local time on 5 Jan. ... read all
Wed, 18 Dec 2013, 13:02
Internal (seismic) activity remains low, but above background and the volcano's status is unchanged at yellow. ... read all
Wed, 16 Oct 2013, 08:17
Low-level seismic unrest continues with no significant changes to report over the past months. ... read all
Mon, 7 Oct 2013, 20:55
Seismic activity remains slightly elevated, with no significant changes over the past months, and INGEOMINAS keeps alert level yellow. ... read all
Sotará volcano
stratovolcano 4400+ m / 14,436 ft
Colombia, 2.11°N / -76.59°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Sotará volcano eruptions:
unknown
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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