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Earth of fire

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

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #volcanic activity, #Sismologie
Etna - 30.05.2019 / around 5:40 , a few minutes after fracture opening on the SSE flank of the NSEC - photo Boris Behncke from Tremestrieri Etneo

Etna - 30.05.2019 / around 5:40 , a few minutes after fracture opening on the SSE flank of the NSEC - photo Boris Behncke from Tremestrieri Etneo

At the beginning of the day on May 30, a new subterminal eruption (almost summit) started at Etna.

Two eruptive fractures were opened: one on the northeast flank of the new southeastern crater, the other at the south-south-east base of the NSEC, where a modest Strombolian activity and the emission of small lava flows.

The average amplitude of the volcanic tremor began to increase towards the end of the evening on May 29th.

 

Source / INGV Catania and communication from Boris Behncke

 Etna - increase of the tremor in the evening of 29.05.2019 - Doc. ECPN Velocimeter / INGV

 Etna - increase of the tremor in the evening of 29.05.2019 - Doc. ECPN Velocimeter / INGV

In Costa Rica, Poas experienced a small phreatic eruption on May 29 around 8:13 local time, followed by steam emission; a white plume rose 400 meters above the crater.

The activity lasted 5 minutes. - video on Facebook / RSN https://www.facebook.com/RSN.CR/videos/592347731254046/

Two other episodes occurred respectively at 15:24 and 19:30 local.

Sources: Ovsicori & RSN

Poas - image Sentinel 2 bands 5,4,2 from 21.05.2019 - the active crater is located to the right of the "sterilized" zone by the gases (dominant direction of the winds) - the Laguna Botos is on the right at the bottom of the photo - a click to enlarge

Poas - image Sentinel 2 bands 5,4,2 from 21.05.2019 - the active crater is located to the right of the "sterilized" zone by the gases (dominant direction of the winds) - the Laguna Botos is on the right at the bottom of the photo - a click to enlarge

The IGEPN has published a special report on the seismic swarm centered north of Quito in Ecuador on 28 May.

Earthquakes, whose local magnitude varies between 1.4 and 2.8, have a hypocentre not exceeding 7 km.

The localization and the focal mechanisms associate them with a segment of the Quito fault, which passes under the city.

These swarms have already occurred on other occasions and the activity usually decreases after a few days. However, we can not exclude the possibility of an earthquake of greater magnitude, insofar as we are on an active fault.

 

Source: IGEPN - Special seismic report # 14-2019

Quito - location and magnitude of the most important earthquakes recorded in the north of the city on 28.05.2019 - Doc. IGEPN

Quito - location and magnitude of the most important earthquakes recorded in the north of the city on 28.05.2019 - Doc. IGEPN

Quito earthquakes - diagram of the quito fault under the city compared with the location of the Pichincha volcano - Doc. IGEPN - one click to enlarge

Quito earthquakes - diagram of the quito fault under the city compared with the location of the Pichincha volcano - Doc. IGEPN - one click to enlarge

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