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Stratovolcano 2847 m / 9,340 ft
Central Chile, -39.42°S / -71.93°W
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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) activity update
Friday Mar 27, 2015 19:10 PM | BY: T
Ash emission from Villarrica volcano today
Bright glow at the summit crater at night
Activity remains stable with intermittent mild strombolian explosions and light ash emissions.
Bright glow can be seen at night, suggesting that the magma column inside the conduit stands very high.
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
Weak intermittent strombolian activity at the summit crater and occasional small ash emissions continue. ...
Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Weak incandescence from mild strombolian activity in the summit crater of the volcano has become visible at night.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2015
The volcano is having phases of increasingly intense, continuous ash emissions, probably caused by deep-seated strombolian activity. No or little incandescence has been visible last night.
Friday, Mar 20, 2015
Activity has continued to slowly increase overall during the past days, and volcanic alert level was raised to orange by SERNAGEOMIN on 18 March. ...
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015
Activity at the volcano is again increasing, which could again culminate in another paroxysm. Since 14 March, degassing and seismic activity have been observed to rise. Phases of mild strombolian activity appeared again on 16 March. ...
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See the top 20 list of largest quakes in 2016 with this map.
1-3 day excursions
: If you're interested in volcanoes, there are a number of excursions you should not miss if you're in the area: hike to the craters of Stromboli volcano, climb Etna volcano, get to know the unique volcanic history of Santorini - some examples of shorter (1-3 days) tours and excursions we offer.