600 earthquakes hit Llaima volcano (Chile), 45 daily explosions at Sabancaya (Peru)

The volcanic unrest is increasing around the world.

Anomalous seismic activity recorded below Llaima volcano in Chile, while Sabancaya volcano in Peru is exploding 45 times per day since a week!

An anomalous swarm of more than 600 earthquakes – never seen in years – is currently hitting below Llaima in Chile.

An unprecedented earthquake swarm is currently hitting below the Llaima volcano in Chile, gint earthquake swarm Llaima chile
An unprecedented earthquake swarm is currently hitting below the Llaima volcano in Chile. Next eruption ahead? Smithsonian Institution

According to Sernageomin, a series of at least 600 LP-type low frequency tremors, commonly associated with the dynamics of fluids inside the volcanic system, is striking under Llaima volcano since Sunday 1 October.

Such an increased seismicity has not been reported since years and thus is kind of frightening or residents and officials.

This new seismic phase shows a change in the behavior of the activity, but the accumulated energy is still low enought. Therefore, the alert level of the Llaima volcano remains at green.

Meanwhile in Peru, the Sabancaya volcano explodes at least 45 times per day since 2 weeks now, with ash and gas plumes reaching a maximum height of 3,500 m above the crater.

The flow of sulfur dioxide is important and seismicity is dominated by LP earthquakes, in relation to fluid movements.

45 eruptions per day at Sabancaya volcano in Peru, 45 eruptions per day at Sabancaya volcano in Peru video
45 eruptions per day at Sabancaya volcano in Peru. Smithsonian Institute

The level of alert of the volcano remains at ORANGE, while the Misti and Ubinas volcanoes, also in Peru, remain at the green alert level.

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