Fogo eruption update

The eruption at Fogo ended on 8 February 2015 according to The Observatório Vulcanológico de Cabo Verde. In early January the activity started decreasing. The eruption which began on 23 November 2014 caused devastation to villages in the vicinity of the volcano. 95% of the village of Portelaand  and 70% of Bangaeira were destroyed leaving an estimated 1500 people from these two villages homeless.

 

Numerous infrastructure and homes were also buried and destroyed by the lava flows. Fortunately no casualties were reported due to early evacuations.

 

According to the Global Volcanism Program both sulphur dioxide emissions and temperatures of fumaroles has decreased significantly.

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