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Earth of fire

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

Publié par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques
Fogo - 12.10.2014 - desolate landscape in Cha das Caldeiras - photo Waldemar Pires

Fogo - 12.10.2014 - desolate landscape in Cha das Caldeiras - photo Waldemar Pires

Twenty-three days after the start of the eruption, the volcano Fogo seems to calm down ... for seven days, the emissions of gases and ash are falling and the lava flow is stagnant, according to the official news agency Lusa.

The lava flow remains at a little over 600 meters of Bangeira (Saturday), and 3,500 meters of Fernão Gomes (situated at an altitude of 1,900 meters), the "critical point of slope failure", opening a descent without obstacle to the coastal villages, where Cutelo Alto and Fonsaco are in sight.

This information is contradicted on this Sunday, where the investigation GEOVOL Group reports that the lava flows laterally in areas where cooling casting has weaknesses. Sulfur dioxide emissions were measured by Involcan to 9,000 tonnes per day on 13.12. Fogo News reports lava flow heading Cova Tina, south-west of the eruptive site, and invading farmland.

 

Reporting by scientists from the University of Cape Verde / RTC Tv

Fogo : eruption seems to calm down!

In front of the unpredictability of the volcano, the Coordinating Bureau of the Cape Verdean Government continues to implement the emergency plan for the north of the island, to be ready to react in case of worsening of the situation...About 2300 people are on alert for evacuation if necessary.

 

Extensive destruction in the villages of Cha das Caldeiras. - Photo Alcindo Montornd

Extensive destruction in the villages of Cha das Caldeiras. - Photo Alcindo Montornd

Meanwhile, the humanitarian assistance ongoing to reach Fogo... two giant Ilyushin 76 cargo planes have landed on the island of Sal, loaded with six tons of support materials. They allow an eventual evacuation to São Filipe.

A ship left Angola with more than 9,000 tonnes of food aid, and housing construction kits.

The Government of Cape Verde is now focusing on the relocation of thousands of displaced people after the destruction of Portela and Bangueira villages, and the creation of sources of revenue for families in the agricultural zone of Cha das Caldeiras.

 

OCHA map with the location of displaced by the eruption of Fogo - doc OCHA 11/12/2014

OCHA map with the location of displaced by the eruption of Fogo - doc OCHA 11/12/2014

The lava stagnates after the eruption of Fogo - photo Avcan 13/12/2014

The lava stagnates after the eruption of Fogo - photo Avcan 13/12/2014

Sources :

- Sapo / Lusa - Vulcão do Fogo continua "adormecido", mas imprevisibilidade mantém-se - link

- Fogo News  - Actividades vulcânica abranda mas o alerta da Protecção Civil para Cutelo Alto e Fonsaco mantém-se

- OCHA - Cabo Verde / Fogo volcano emergency situation report - link

- RTC Tv - reportage

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