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Colombia 10/26/2014

Chiles-Cerro Negro volcanic complex Activity. 342 homes have been damaged and 55 are uninhabitable. SGC-OVSP and IGEPN have improved monitoring instrumentation with the installation of new seismic stations, accelerographic video cameras, and other equipment. Among the problems detected are 4-km zones with high risk for projectile expulsion, the Chiles and Blanco rivers have high probability of landslides, seismic activity continues with an average of 300 events per hour, and there is a magma body threatening to surface south of the Chiles volcano. Cumbal: A preliminary analysis will be delivered on Thursday, it is 80% finished. Ash pollution in the Chiles area. National response. (o.s.: (f.o.: SGC; PAHO Colombia).

Honduras 10/26/2014

Drought. The emergency caused by the drought is affecting nearly one million people in 165 municipalities, of which, about 72,400 families are in need of humanitarian assistance. The families with the more urgent needs are those of small subsistence farmers and landless laborers, and people who are in extreme vulnerability with few resources to cope with conditions of food insecurity, water shortages and declining revenue. The drought was predicted in February. National and international response. (m.: RedHum).

Colombia 10/26/2014

Chiles-Cerro Negro volcanic complex Activity. 342 homes have been damaged and 55 are uninhabitable. SGC-OVSP and IGEPN have improved monitoring instrumentation with the installation of new seismic stations, accelerographic video cameras, and other equipment. Among the problems detected are 4-km zones with high risk for projectile expulsion, the Chiles and Blanco rivers have high probability of landslides, seismic activity continues with an average of 300 events per hour, and there is a magma body threatening to surface south of the Chiles volcano. Cumbal: A preliminary analysis will be delivered on Thursday, it is 80% finished. Ash pollution in the Chiles area. National response. (o.s.: (f.o.: SGC; PAHO Colombia).



Ash Emissions Continue from the Tungurahua Volcano in Ecuador

nullIn the last few day the outside activity of the Tungurahua volcano has decreased in height, frequency, quantity of ash emissions, and number of explosions. However, the volcano continues to show signs of internal activity, so it should continue to be monitored, as this activity could result on a large-scale eruption. Health centers in the area continue functioning normally, and the local health authorities are monitoring the situation. Additional information from the National Service of Seismology and Volcanology.

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