New alarm from the Chilean volcano

New alarm from the Chilean volcano danger zone

Located in the Chilean region of Antofagasta Lascar volcano showed signs of seismic activity. This is the most active volcano in the northern part of the country. Chilean organization Emergency ONEMI preparing for possible evacuation of local miners and tourists from the town of San Pedro de Atacama.

The most violent eruption occurred Lascar in 1993. Length pyroclastic lava flows to the north-west of the peaks reach 8.5 km. In Buenos Aires, for 1600 km south-east of the eruption, the ash fell. Also, activity was 18 April 2006 and continues to this day.

Fig. 2. Lascar eruption in 1993.

Located close to the Lascar volcano Aguas Calientes, Laguna Lehiyya sleeping or extinct Akamarachi, Chilikes which resumed activity in 2002 after nearly 10 thousand years of sleep.

In the history of Lascar eruption in 43,000 years, a lot of potential activity. This time, the formation of a large projected erupting columns, despite the fact that in recent years at the top of the crater lava only accumulates, leading to his fault, and events like the eruption in 1993. If all goes to a different scenario, the result would be a small eruption of smoke and ash emissions on adjacent land, as it was already six times over the last decade.

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