More than 100 earthquakes at Copahue volcano in one day – Imminent eruption

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Is the Copahue volcano entering a new eruptive phase?

The volcano was hit by 103 earthquakes between December 12 at 10:17 local time (13.17 GMT) and December 13 at 1:09 local time (4.09 GMT), so less than 1 day. Insane.

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103 seismic events rattled the Copahue volcano during last week-end as reported by the Service National of Geology and Mining of Chile (Sernageomin).

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AFP PHOTO / Antonio Huglich

The earthquakes occurred 12 kilometers from the main crater at depths close to six kilometers underground.

The most powerful tremor was a M3.1 and happened at 12:57 local time (15.00 GMT) on Saturday.

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AFP PHOTO / Antonio Huglich

The volcano and its surrounding area – municipalities of Alto Biobio, Biobio region – is on Yellow Alert since June 3, 2013.

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AFP PHOTO / Antonio Huglich

The last activity recorded at the Copahue volcano was in 2000 and its last major eruption occurred in 1992.

Another Chilean volcano, The Calbuco,  had an insane eruption last year.

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