April 15, 2016. EN. Nevado Del Ruiz , Chiles – Cerro Negro , Ticsani , Masaya .

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April 15, 2016. EN. Nevado Del Ruiz , Chiles – Cerro Negro , Ticsani , Masaya .

April 15, 2016.


Nevado Del Ruiz , Colombia :

Weekly Bulletin activity of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz, from 05 April to 11 April 2016

The level of activity continues at: Yellow activity level or (III): changes in the behavior of volcanic activity.

Regarding the monitoring of the activity of the Nevado del Ruiz, the Colombian Geological Service reports that:

During the last week the seismic activity of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano presented mainly a seismic activity associated with the fracturing of rock in the volcanic edifice. This activity showed energy levels that significantly increase in numbers and showing a power similar to those reported in the week prior. Earthquakes are located mainly in the North West (North distal, about 6 km from the crater) and southwest of Arenas crater and to a lesser extent, to the north and west of it, at depths varying between 0.83 and 9.60 kilometers.



Seismicity located about 6 km northwest of Arenas crater at depths of between 5 and 8 km, corresponding to an increase in activity during the 4 and 5 April and which continues until issuance of this declaration. The maximum amplitude of the week is for the earthquake registered on April 8 at 5:33 (local time), with a magnitude of 3.0 ML (local magnitude), located in the distal northern sector of the volcanic edifice, at a depth of 7.20 km. Many of the events of that increase were reported as felt by officials of the National Natural Park of Los Nevados (NNNP) and the Brisas sector. Similarly, seismic activity related to fluid dynamics inside the volcanic conduits, as well as gas emission processes and ashes were recorded. This fluid activity was characterized by the appearance of long period earthquakes (LP) and short pulses of volcanic tremor with different energy levels. Tremor episodes also continued with different energy levels. These events have been located in the Arenas crater and in the Southeast sector of the volcano.

The volcanic deformation measured from electronic inclinometers, global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and satellite images to track changes in the tilt, the position and shape of the volcano (respectively), continues to show changes that are recorded.

nevado del ruiz

The volcano continues to emit into the atmosphere large amounts of steam and water gas, including sulfur dioxide (SO2), as it was felt by the permanent stations SCANDOAS installed in the Volcano area and satellite imagery.
The column of gas, steam and ash reached a height of 1800 meters above the summit of the volcano. This height corresponds to the emission of ash that was held April 5 at 6:50 (local time) observed from several municipalities in the departments of Caldas and Tolima. The direction of the dispersion of the column was in line with the prevailing wind in the area, which during the week showed a predominant direction towards the northwest of the volcano.

From the technical-scientific and instrumental analysis, it is considered that the volcano Nevado del Ruiz continues to evolve and it is possible that future events may indicate an acceleration of the process, involving greater instability thereof requires changes in  it’s activity level. While the instability of the volcano covers more than five years, it is essential not to get used to his behavior and pay attention to official information to be published by the Colombian Geological Service.
The Colombian Geological Commission follows closely the evolution of the volcanic phenomenon and will continue to report timely to the changes that may occur.

Source : SGC

Photos : SGC ( archives)


Chiles – Cerro Negro , Ecuador :

Update of the activity recorded in the volcano area Chiles Cerro Negro, Province of Carchi

The instrumental monitoring network of volcanoes Cerro Negro and Chiles  by the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (IG-EPN), the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Pasto and the Colombian Geological Service (OVSP-CGT) maintained the supervision of events in the area of influence of the two volcanoes, as shown in Figure 1 of   seismicity of March and April this year.
During these first days of April, it shows that the seismicity has decreased slightly compared to previous weeks with an average of 20 events per day.

Informe Especial Chiles - Cerro Negro N. 3 - 2016

Earthquakes are located south of the Chiles volcano between 1 and 11 km deep, the energies are small, less than M 1.8 degrees.
Earthquakes related to rock fracturing remain dominant, as in previous months.
Although a gradual decrease in the number of seismic events to be recorded on the volcano , the volcanic system has not returned to a balanced state.


It can not be excluded that occur in the next few weeks earthquakes that can be felt by the population. Therefore, it is recommended that the authorities and communities to remain attentive to the information and recommendations provided by official entities.

The IG-EPN and OVSP-SGC continue to work together for the continuous monitoring and analysis of the activity, volcanic hazards and corresponding to the socialization of this information permanently to the authorities and communities in the region.

Source : IGEPN.

Ticsani , Peru :


Moquegua: The villagers around the volcano Tiscani reported having felt an earthquake this morning.

Villagers said the quake was felt at 4:12 am and requested the assistance of authorities of civil defense.
The quake was felt in the surrounding villages of the volcano Ticsani , in the province of Mariscal Nieto, Moquegua region. Residents of Calacoa and Cuchumbaya districts reported the earthquake at 4:12 on average today.
In Carumas district the movement was less intense.


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Currently no person or damage were reported. However, the villagers demanded the presence of the authorities of civil defense. Since earthquakes last month, recurrent earthquakes are recorded on the volcano. On March 30, a seismic swarm caused by magma movements took place on the volcanic massif. It has not been ruled a period of greater activity.   The volcano Ticsani is located 8 kilometers from the San Cristobal district. Studies indicate that its last eruption took place four centuries ago.


Photo : Comptoir du Perou


Masaya , Nicaragua :

11.984°N, 86.161°W
Elevation 635 m

The activity of heavy traffic of volcanic fluids in the lava lake in the crater Santiago is maintained, with low emissions.
It has been a decrease in the volcanic tremor amplitude with a seismicity in real-time  RSAM of 200 units.
As for the seismic activity it was recorded today at 1:21 an earthquake near the Laguna of Masaya ,  M 2.3 degrees of magnitude  .


During 6-12 April the lava lake on the floor of Masaya’s Santiago crater remained visible. RSAM values were at high levels and gas emissions were low.

Source : Ineter , GVP.

Photo : José Abelardo Sánchez.

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