Machín volcano (Columbia), activity update: increased seismicity, raised alert
Tuesday Nov 11, 2008 20:53 PM |
Machín volcano in Tolima (Columbia) became active over the weekend as Columbian newspapers reported. Hundreds of families living in the area surrounding the volcano had to be evacuated.
Seismologists in Manizales from INGE measured strongly increased seismicity at depths of between 2 and 5km below and to the east of Machín's crater. The alert level of Machín was raised to 3 (orange, out of 4).
Links / Sources:
Links / Sources:
- Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Manizales - INGEOMINAS (the Columbian volcano observatory agency)
Friday, Oct 31, 2008
The VolcanoDiscovery presentation of the 4 Greek volcanoes at the German volcanological museum Lava-Dome in Mendig/Germany on Oktober 29th was successful. Tobias Schorr introduced the public to the unknown Greek volcanoes and their geological and cultural history. Milos as the beginning of the first industrial mining in Greek history was the start. He explained how the mining of obsidian was important for prehistoric people and how the tools were used and exported from Milos to other Greek islands. The Minoan eruption of Santorini´s volcano and its impact in prehistoric culture was one of the most interesting facts in his presentation. The public also loved his photos from Methana volcanic peninsula and his presentation of some rock samples after the show. The next presentation will take place in the VHS-Remagen/Germany on 25 November. [more]
Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008
Tobias Schorr came just back from a very nice private walking study tour on Methana. The weather allowed many interesting walks into the mountains of Methana. Old friends and the great landscape were the highlights. Tobias is still planning new tours on Methana for 2009. We will keep you updated. [more]
Saturday, Oct 18, 2008
We are looking for the owner of 2 lost picture cards found with 650 images from a volcano tour on Stromboli and other places. The photos were taken between 26 Aug 08 and 3 Sep 08. The first picture shows the door of the "Magmatrek" office on Stromboli. ... [more]
Monday, May 19, 2008
Etna - keeping us busy with eruptions at the moment - is worth an own tour in iteself. We have now developed a new exciting program to get to know this wonderful mountain in a series of moderate to challenging hikes, including a full traverse of the mountain. A first group departure is set for 2-8 November. ... [more]