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Villarrica volcano
Stratovolcano 2847 m / 9,340 ft
Central Chile, -39.42°S / -71.93°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5) 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

Villarrica volcano news & activity updates:

Villarrica volcano (Central Chile): activity remains stable

Tue, 2 Feb 2021, 09:46
09:46 AM | BY: MARTIN
Degassing from Villarica volcano yesterday (image: @AngaritaV/twitter)
Degassing from Villarica volcano yesterday (image: @AngaritaV/twitter)
The activity of the volcano remains stable at low levels characterized near-constant degassing from the crater. Emissions of water vapor and gases generated a white dense ash column rising several 300 m above the summit as can be seen in the video.
The small lava pond in the summit crater, first observed in Nov last year, has remained essentially unchanged.
Its currently stable condition suggests that there is a delicate equilibrium between heat and magma supply and loss (through cooling and mild emissions during degassing).

Previous news

Mon, 4 Jan 2021, 10:37
The small lava pond remains active in the summit crater (image: @povi_cl/twitter)
No significant change in activity has occurred during the past weeks. The small lava pond in the summit crater, first observed in Nov last year, has remained essentially unchanged. read all
Mon, 7 Dec 2020, 08:48
Moderate explosion from Villarica volcano on 5 December (image: @conaf_minagri/twitter)
Occasional explosions of the volcano continue. ... read all

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