Moderate Explosion at Villarrica Volcano, Chile

Moderate explosion from Villarica volcano on 5 December (image: @conaf_minagri/twitter)

Occasional explosions of the volcano continue.

On 5 December at 18:44 local time the volcano observatory SERNAGEOMIN recorded a moderate explosion associated with long-period (LP) earthquake.

An ash plume rose 524 ft (160 m) above the summit and drifted south-southeast and caused fresh ash deposits on the snow cover visible in the images.

The small lava pond continues to be active in the inner active vent. There is a 500 m exclusion zone around the main crater in place.

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