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Lowered alert level at Llaima 27 March 2010

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The Chilean state geological service SERNAGEOMIN reports in its latest Llaima bulletin that during 5-22 March 2010 ‘seismic activity around Llaima volcano has in general declined, returning to the levels shown before the earthquake of 27 February’. An overflight on 10 March revealed a low level of fumarolic activity, with occasional small white emissions columns reaching approximately 100 metres above the main crater.

As a result of the low levels of activity, the alert level for Llaima (which was raised on 5 March) has been reduced to Yellow Level 3, but the 4-km radius exclusion zone around the crater is remaining in place, and the volcano will continue to be monitored on a continuous basis.

The full Llaima bulletin covering 5-22 March 2010 is available as a PDF here.

For all our Llaima coverage: Llaima « The Volcanism Blog.

Global Volcanism Program: Llaima – summary information for Llaima (1507-11=)
Oficina Nacional de Emergencia – Chilean government emergencies office
SERNAGEOMIN – Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Chile
Proyecto Observación Visual Volcán Llaima – Llaima Visual Observation Project

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