Overall Green alert Volcanic eruption for Copahue
in Chile-Argentina

Event summary

Volcanic eruption Copahue can have a low humanitarian impact based on the exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID VO 357090
Name: Copahue
Lat/Lon: -37.856 , -71.183
Event Date: 08 Oct 2019 00:00 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: About 5000 people within 30km
Exposed Population 100km: About 71000 people within 100km
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI: 2
Population Exposure Index PEI: 2
Inserted at: 08 Oct 2019 10:07 UTC

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Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

The Smithsonian/USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report provides information about global volcanism on a weekly basis. Latest Copahue report has been published on 02 Oct 2019 08:45.
On 30 September OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN, ONEMI, and SEGEMAR reported that three long-period (LP) earthquakes with notable magnitudes were located about 5.8 km NE of Copahue?s El Agrio Crater. In addition, abundant LP and volcano-tectonic (VT) signals with relatively lower magnitudes were also located in the same area. Some of the events were felt by residents of Caviahue (10 km E) and Copahue 7 km NE) in Argentina. SERNAGEOMIN raised the Alert Level to Orange (second highest level on a four-color scale) and ONEMI updated the Yellow Alert (the middle level on a three-color scale) for residents, noting a restriction for entering a 5-km radius from El Agrio Crater. The seismic network recorded a local M 3.1 VT earthquake at 2340 on 30 September, and a local M 3.7 VT event at 0628 on 1 October. The report also noted that 14 lower-energy events (largest was M 2.4) were recorded. Sources: Oficina Nacional de Emergencia-Ministerio del Interior (ONEMI) ,Servicio Geol?gico Minero Argentino (SEGEMAR),Servicio Nacional de Geolog?a y Miner?a (SERNAGEOMIN)
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (27), (1), INGV (2), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),