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Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

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Increasing activity in the Poas, with acid fumaroles and changes in the composition and color of the crater lake - doc. Ovsicori

Increasing activity in the Poas, with acid fumaroles and changes in the composition and color of the crater lake - doc. Ovsicori

In Costa Rica, following an increase in gas emissions in the Poas, tourists had to be evacuated on Sunday afternoon and the national park closed.
This week, park officials limited the number of tourists entering the park at the same time, and reduced the visit time. A warning is given to them immediately to leave the viewpoints in case of respiratory problems.
Ovsicori reports an increase in gaseous emissions from 19 tonnes / day in late March to 180 tonnes / day on 4 April; 75% of the emanations come from the acid lake, the rest of the lava dome. The fumaroles reach a temperature of 90 ° C. and are rich in acid gases.


Sources: Ovsicori & TicoTimes

Nevados of Chillan complex - 11.04.2017 / 17h14 - doc video BioBio informa

Nevados of Chillan complex - 11.04.2017 / 17h14 - doc video BioBio informa

The explosive activity of phreatomagmatic type which daily marks the Nevados de Chillan complex has increased in energy.
Two strong explosions took place on 10.04 at 23:06 local and on 11.04 at 16:56 local, accompanied by plume of ashes and gas of the order of 3,000 meters. The alert level in Amarilla has not been changed.


Source: Sernageomin & local media

Etna 11.04.2017 - Only a weak incandescence at the Voragine and some glow on the lava flow illustrate the night activity - photo Boris Behncke

Etna 11.04.2017 - Only a weak incandescence at the Voragine and some glow on the lava flow illustrate the night activity - photo Boris Behncke

In Etna, Boris Benhcke reports the cessation of all eruptive activity. Only a small incandescence marks the crater of the Voragine and the small pit crater of the south-east crater.

Agua - 11.04.2017 - forest fires feed a plume of smoke - Foto rgprendes via Clima Guatemala

Agua - 11.04.2017 - forest fires feed a plume of smoke - Foto rgprendes via Clima Guatemala

In Guatemala, the Agua volcano is surmounted by a gray plume ... but this is not related to volcanic activity, but to a forest fire that marks the high slopes.
The Red Alert was triggered in Guatemala due to numerous forest fires, e.a. in the vicinity of the Laguna del Tigre / Petén.


Sources: Conred and local media

 Agua - 11.04.2017 - the plume of fires overcomes the volcano - photo Rony Veliz / Twitter

Agua - 11.04.2017 - the plume of fires overcomes the volcano - photo Rony Veliz / Twitter

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