Vulcano volcano (Eolian Islands, Italy): unrest continues with very high gas emissions and ongoing ground deformation

Wed, 1 Dec 2021, 09:28
09:28 AM | BY: T
Carbon dioxide emissions at Vulcano in the past weeks (image: INGV Catania)
Carbon dioxide emissions at Vulcano in the past weeks (image: INGV Catania)
Ground deformation (image: INGV Catania)
Ground deformation (image: INGV Catania)
The situation at the volcano remains more or less unchanged. According to the latest status bulletin of the observatory (INGV Catania), most parameters of internal volcanic activity are at similar levels as during the past weeks, and continue to show that the volcano is restless.
Gas emissions, notably sulfur dioxide (SO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) are very elevated, the latter showing an increasing trend at most stations. Fumarole temperatures at and around the crater of La Fossa volcano remain similar as in the past week, with values of up to around 370 deg C.
Seismic activity on the contrary has decreased. Ground deformation continues to show increasing lateral expansion of a wider area and renewed uplift of the northern crater sector.
There is currently no indication an eruption is likely to occur right now, but the risk of sudden explosions and or renewed magmatic activity is clearly elevated and a very close eye is being kept at the volcano.

Previous news

Wed, 24 Nov 2021, 17:16
Measured temperatures at the fumaroles on Vulcano's Fossa volcano (image: INGV Catania)
Unrest continues at the volcano with little changes, according to the latest surveillance data published by the National Institute of Volcanology (INGV) in Catania, responsible for the monitoring of Etna and the Eolian Islands. ... Read all
Sat, 20 Nov 2021, 13:26
View of Vulcano's Fossa volcano from Lipari (image: INGV webcam)
The volcanic unrest on the small island has increased and the scenario of new volcanic activity is considered to be more likely now. ... Read all
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