Lascar volcano in Chile erupts sending plumes 2500 meters in the atmosphere

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Lascar volcano in Chile currently enters a phase of higher activity as it sends ashes 2500 meters in the air.

Specialists say the activity level is higher than normal. The nearest town is 27-28 miles from the crater. Alert yellow.

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The volcano spewed first ashes this morning, October 30, 2015.

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Now the massif is under constant monitoring.

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The National Service of geology and mining (Sernageomin) has decided to increase the level of alert to Yellow.

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Volcanologists and seismologists were alarmed by their on-site web cams. Although the accompanying seismic signal is considered to be low to moderate, it is still higher than usual.

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San Pedro de Atacama is situated 50 miles away and the nearest town about is only 27 miles from the crater.

But it is still hard to say if there is a risk for the people or animals. More information about this Lascar volcano eruption.

Take care.

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