Villarrica volcano (Chile): new strombolian activity confirmed
Fri, 4 Jan 2019, 15:22 15:22 PM | BY: T
Werner Keller from POVI reported yesterday that the volcano has resumed its strombolian activity following a pause of 5 weeks.
Strrombolian explosions / small lava fountains observed yesterday at Villarrica volcano (images: POVI)
Small "lava fountains" were seen reaching heights of 30 m above the crater rim and light ash fall occurred on the eastern flank of the volcano.
Villarrica is one of South America's most active volcanoes. It often contains a small lava lake in its summit crater.
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Wed, 25 Jul 2018, 06:00
Villarrica volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 25 July-31 July 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)
POVI reported that on 24 July the vent in Villarrica's summit crater was about 10-15 m in diameter and 90-100 m below the crater rim. Minor explosions and weak fumarolic emissions were noted. On 29 July a break in the cloud cover revealed more significant incandescence emanating from the summit than in the previous few days, and the largest thermal anomaly since August 2015 was identified in satellite images on 30 July. ... Read all
Wed, 18 Jul 2018, 06:00
Villarrica volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 July-24 July 2018 (New Activity / Unrest)
POVI reported that sometime during mid-morning on 18 July webcam images captured two vapor-and-gas emissions with some ash rising from Villarrica. Between 1100 and 1200 that same day a thermal anomaly (the largest since December 2017) was identified in satellite images. Crater incandescence was visible later that day. ... Read all