Alert unusual seismic activity of the volcano Puracé, Colombia.
January 7, 2016. In an extraordinary council of the Risk Management which was held on Thursday to the government of Cauca, where the unusual seismic activity that took place in recent days under the Puracé volcano, located in the central mountain range are being analysed.
The authorities confirmed that recently, three average-magnitude earthquake occurred in the volcano region of Nariño, in Huila.
Relief agencies are on alert, although they appealed to the community to stay calm, because so far no earthquakes generated damage or considerable damage.
One of the most active volcanoes of Colombia, Puracé consists of an andesitic stratovolcano with a 500-m-wide summit crater that was constructed over a dacitic shield volcano. Puracé lies at the NW end of a volcanic massif opposite Pan de Azúcar stratovolcano, 6 km to the SE. A NW-SE-trending group of seven cones and craters, Los Coconucos, lies between the two larger edifices. Frequent explosive eruptions in the 19th and 20th centuries have modified the morphology of the summit crater. The largest eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885.
January 08, 2016. Puracé, Colombia :
Sources : WRadio, GVP.
Photo : Ingeominas