Strombolian activity at Villarrica volcano, new sensors installed, Chile

Strombolian activity at Villarrica volcano, new sensors installed, Chile

Strombolian explosions have returned to Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 24, 2019. Similar activity was observed at the beginning of the month. The volcano is producing lava fountains up to 35 m (115 feet) above the crater rim, ejecting incandescent cinder,…

Strombolian explosions resume at Villarrica volcano, Chile

Strombolian explosions resume at Villarrica volcano, Chile

Strombolian activity has resumed at Chilean Villarrica volcano on January 3, 2019. The Alert Level for the volcano remains at Green (1 of 4). Its last major eruption took place in 2015. According to the Villarrica Volcano Observation Project (POVI), strombolian…

Increased activity at Villarrica volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Increased activity at Villarrica volcano, alert level raised, Chile

Chilean authorities have raised the Alert Level for Villarrica volcano to Yellow (the second lowest level on a four-color scale) on December 5, 2017. The last eruptive episode of this volcano started on December 2 (± 7 days), 2014 and ended on October 15,…

Strong eruption of Villarrica volcano, Chile

Strong eruption of Villarrica volcano, Chile

After a significant increase in seismicity which started in February, Chile's Villarrica volcano violently erupted at 06:46 UTC (03:46 local time) on March 3, 2015 ejecting magma fragments up to 1 km above the crater. Ash column reached an altitude of about 3 km and

Volcanic activity at Chilean Villarrica resumed after 6 months

Volcanic activity at Chilean Villarrica resumed after 6 months

After six months of sleep, Chilean stratovolcano Villarrica has started a new active phase. Weak explosive activity deep within the summit crater has resumed during last 2 weeks as evident in terrestrial and satellite observations. Observations also indicate that magma