Would be first eruption in recorded history.
The recent increase in seismic activity under Sotarà volcano prompted INGEOMINAS to raise the alert level from yellow (unrest) to orange (eruption warning) yesterday afternoon.
Although they were very small, and none were felt by inhabitants of the surrounding communities, more than 6800 earthquakes have been recorded since June 24, 2012 – an average of 150 quakes per day.
The deformation network shows a possible inflation process (rising magma) correlating with the area of seismicity, which might (or might not) lead to an eruption in a near to medium future.
INGEOMINAS stresses that this activity does not pose any immediate danger to the communities around the volcano.
However, this could change quickly.
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