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Villarrica volcano eruptions:
2010-2012, 2008, 2005, 1985-2001 (lava lake), 1984-85, 1983, 1980, 1977, 1971-72, 1964, 1963(?), 1960-61, 1958-59, 1950(?), 1948-49, 1938, 1935, 1933, 1929, 1921, 1920-29, 1919(?), 1915-18(?), 1910?, 1909, 1908, 1907, 1906, 1904, 1897-98(?), 1893-94(?), 1883, 1879, 1877, 1875-76, 1874, 1869(?), 1867-68, 1864, 1859-60, 1853, 1852(?), 1837, 1832, 1822, 1815-18, 1806, 1801, 1799, 1796, 1792, 1790, 1787, 1780, 1777, 1759, 1751, 1745, 1742, 1737, 1716, 1688, 1657?, 1647?, 1640, 1594, 1562, 1558
Typical eruption style:
Mildly explosive, strombolian activity, small lava lake in the summit crater
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Villarrica volcano news & activity updates:
Villarrica volcano (Central Chile): moderate explosion
Mon, 5 Oct 2020, 06:18
06:18 AM | BY: MARTIN
Moderate explosion at Villarrica volcano yesterday (image: SERNAGEOMIN)
The activity of the volcano continues at moderately levels.
According to SERNAGEOMIN a moderate vulcanian-type explosion
occurred from the active crater at 11:30 local time yesterday.
A grey ash plume rose 1,476 ft (450 m)
above the summit and drifted northeast.
The explosion was associated with long-period (LP) earthquake.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 5 October 2020
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues. ... read all
Explosive eruption of the volcano continues at fluctuating intensity. ... read all
SERNAGEOMIN reported that the activity of the volcano continues with constant gas-steam plume emissions and constant incandescence visible from crater. read all
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