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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): increasing activity

Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 17:10 PM | BY: T

Glow from Villarrica's summit this morning (SERNAGEOMIN webcam)
Glow from Villarrica's summit this morning (SERNAGEOMIN webcam)
MODIS thermal signal from Villarrica volcano (MIROVA)
MODIS thermal signal from Villarrica volcano (MIROVA)
The volcano has increased its activity during the past two weeks: glow from the summit has reappeared in early August and become more pronounced lately.
This suggests a rise of the magma column in the conduit where a small lava lake is often present (typical for the volcano) and/or spattering or small strombolian activity.
Satellite-based measurements of heat output also show an increase recently.
Previous news
Lava laka in Villarrica volcano as seen on 3 April (source: Lago Villarrica / facebook)
Monday, Apr 04, 2016
A small lava lake is active inside the volcano's summit crater. Vigorous degassing produces violent convection and occasional explosions that eject liquid lava spatter outside the inner pit crater. ... [more]
Thursday, Jun 04, 2015
OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported no significant changes at Villarrica during 20-26 May. Seismicity had significantly decreased, although the data continued to indicate small explosions and degassing from the lava lake. ... [more]
Lenticular cloud at Villarrica volcano this morning illuminated by the lava lake in the inner crater
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Mild activity continues - a small lava lake remains active inside the vent of the inner summit crater producing steaming, small strombolian explosions, and related ash emissions. ... [more]
Glow from VIllarrica this morning
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
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. ... [more]
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]

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