The activity of Reventador volcano remains « high »
February 14, 2016. The Ecuadorian volcano, Reventador, maintains a « high » activity; This was reported today, Sunday, February 14, by the Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School . They also reported that from its crater, glowing objects have been issued in the last hours.
According to the report of the IG during the night of Saturday, February 13, the cameras showed incandescent material falling 700 meters below the crater, on the southwest side of the volcano They added that in the evening and Saturday morning, the volcano « had been covered and was not allowed to record the activity at the surface.«
In addition, the Geophysical Institute reported that the » low »activity of the Tungurahua volcano continues. « Yesterday in the afternoon, the volcano view was clear, and it presented no surface activity in its crater, the rest of the time the volcano remained cloudy » they have said in their Twitter account .
Report on the state of Reventador volcano Sunday, February 14, 2016.
SUMMARY OF THE ACTIVITIES OF THE VOLCANO
The volcano continues with high activity.
During the evening hours, the cameras observed the emission of incandescent material 700 meters below the crater, on the southwest side, at other times, the volcano remained cloudy.
TECHNICAL AND OBSERVATIONS ANNEX
64 long-period events (LP), 44 explosions (EXP), 9 episodes of harmonic tremor (TRA) and 39 episodes of tremor emission (TRE) were recorded.
Observations of emissions and ashes:
During yesterday afternoon and this morning, the volcano remained cloudy, involving the inability to record surface activity.
However during the night, incandescent rocks were visualized, falling on the southwest flank of the volcano about 700 meters below the crater rim.
Rains and lahars:
It was not recorded rainfall on the volcano.
The report, on a daily basis, will be published at 12:00 (TL) and when the activity level of the volcano will require. In the case of an increase or a change in the behavior of the volcano, it will be also published a special report immediately.
February 15 , 2016. Reventador , Equateur :
Source : METRO EQUATEUR , IGP.
Photos : Alex Steele .