After Peru, it’s Chile!
Two volcanoes separated by only 100 kms exploded simultaneously in the Bio Bio region of Chile on November 17, 2016.
Not one, but two Chilean volcanoes erupted Thursday afternoon. This happens just one week after Peru recorded its first simultaneous eruption in the country’s history.
The Copahue Volcano exploded twice, frightening locals living in its close proximity. But the Onemi and SERNAGEOMIN decided not to raise the alert level and maintained it at Yellow.
The National Emergency Office reported that the activity is still dominated by weak strombolian activity restricted to the inner crater due to the slow rise of a consequent volume of magmatic volcanic material.
This type of activity can continue for a long time oscillating between small phreatic explosions and more quiet periods.
Or it could suddenly transform into a cataclysmic eruption.
On the exact same day, almost at the same time, the volcanic complex Nevados de Chillán also had explosions with low internal energy, throwing a plume of smoke that reached approximately 300 meters.
Sernageomín also maintained the Yellow Alert for the volcano.