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Fernandina volcano (Galápagos Islands, Ecuador) activity update: fissure eruption with lava flows; decreasing activity of the volcano

Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 10:19 AM | BY: MARTIN
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel (image: Galapagos National Park)
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel
Lava flows as seen from the Bolivar Channel
IGEPN recorded third eruption of the volcano in less than 3 years.
A new fissure eruption began on the east flank in an approximate height 1,300-1,400 m above the sea level that causing lava flows.
There was a increased seismic activity before eruption with magnitude M 4.7.
A gas and steam plumes reached 9,800-11,500 ft (3,000-3,500 m) altitude and drifted W-NW.
In the last hours the level of seismic activity and the emissions of gas have decreased. It means that the eruptive activity is decreasing.
Source: Instituto Geofísico volcano activity update 14 January 2020
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