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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)
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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 (Chile): mild strombolian activity

Friday Apr 24, 2015 07:36 AM | BY: T

Glow from VIllarrica this morning
Glow from VIllarrica this morning
SERNAGEOMIN reported weak strombolian activity during the past days and the presence of a small oscillating lava lake in the summit crater's inner pit.
The explosions were limited to the crater area and ejected material to up to 100 m from the vent. A slight increase in activity was noted yesterday morning by local media. Bright glow is visible at the volcano's summit at night.
The Alert Level remained at Orange and (the second highest level on a four-color scale) and a 5 km access restriction zone is in place. A major risk could be lahars caused by sudden melting of snow if more intense activity sets in.
Previous news
Thursday, Apr 02, 2015
OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 24-25 March gas-and-ash emissions at Villarrica decreased but the magnitude of the continuous seismic tremor slightly increased. Crater incandescence overnight was observed. ... [more]

Friday, Mar 27, 2015
Activity remains stable with intermittent mild strombolian explosions and light ash emissions. ... [more]
Incandescence from strombolian activity at Villarrica last evening
Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015
Weak intermittent strombolian activity at the summit crater and occasional small ash emissions continue. ... [more]
Villarrica volcano this morning (SERNAGEOMIN Pucon webcam)
Monday, Mar 23, 2015
Weak incandescence from mild strombolian activity in the summit crater of the volcano has become visible at night. [more]
Ash emissions from Villarrica volcano today
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. [more]

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