Right now, there are 51 volcanoes actively erupting on the planet. This week’s top story regards the Sao Jorge volcano in Portugal, where a shallow intrusion of magma is ongoing. Its alert level was raised three times in a week, and ground deformation and elevated gas levels have been detected. Thus, an eruption might occur in the next few days. Meanwhile in Chile, the alert level at the Lonquimay volcano was raised to yellow due to a swarm of earthquakes underneath its edifice. And, in Hawaii, a large earthquake occurred underneath the flank of Mauna Kea. This video will discuss these volcano related news stories, as told and analyzed by a volcanologist.
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Graphics of eruption dates are courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institute. https://volcano.si.edu/
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Thumbnail Photo Credit: McGimsey, R. G., AVO/USGS
0:00 51 Erupting Volcanoes
0:34 Overview of this Week’s Top News
0:55 Sao Jorge Activity
2:33 Lonquimay Unrest
3:09 Mauna Kea Earthquake
4:17 Full list of Erupting Volcanoes