Onemi reports early warning earthquakes near the Villarrica volcano .
26 MARCH 2016. Onemi, in its latest report on the situation of volcanoes in Chile, which it maintains for the communities of Villarrica, Pucon and Curarrehue in the region of La Araucania and Panguipulli; and an Preventive Early Warning in the region Los Rios, in force since 1 December 2015.
According to the agency, the Volcanological Observatory of Southern Andes (OVDAS) of the National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin), through its Special Report Volcanic Activity (Reav) reports that on Saturday March 26, 2016 at 05: 38 hours monitoring stations installed near the Villarrica volcano, recorded two earthquakes of tectonic volcano type.
The quake higher energy was located 4.5 kilometers east of the crater, with a magnitude of 3.7 ML and a depth of 4.5 kilometers.It should be noted that there are no reports from the authorities or community in general about perceptions in nearby areas. Also, no changes are recorded in the surface activity attributable to the event.
Following this background, OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN maintains its volcanic alert level technical Green.
SERNAGEOMIN continues with ongoing monitoring of the volcanic complex and the regional directorates of ONEMI La Araucania and Los Rios, will maintain coordination with members of the Civil Protection System to alert timely and adequate response to any emergency.
The report of SERNAGEOMIN:
Special volcanic activity report (REAV))
REGIONS Araucania -Los-Rios.
March 26, 2016, 05: 38 HL
The national geological service and Mining (SERNAGEOMIN) through the Volcanological Observatory of Southern Andes (OVDAS) announces that Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 5:38 local time (08: 38 GMT), monitoring stations installed near the Villarrica volcano, recorded two (2) earthquakes associated with rock fracturing (volcano-tectonic). The most important energy earthquake was located 4.5 km to the east (E) of the crater.
The location obtained was as follows:
ORIGIN TIME: 05: 38 hl (GMT -3)
LOCATION: 39 ° 25 ’76 “South Latitude 71 ° 53′ 30” West Longitude
DEPTH: 4,5 km
local magnitude 3.7 (ML)
There are no reports of authorities and communities about their perception in neighboring areas.
No changes were recorded in the surface activity due to the event.
The level of technical volcanic alert level remains at green.
SERNAGEOMIN -OVDAS continuous online monitoring and report timely to the changes in volcanic activity in the region.
March 27, 2016.Villarica, Chile :
Sources : Publimetro , SERNAGEOMIN -OVDAS .
Photos : Agence UNO