Observations of Deformation
|Duration of observation:||1992-2011|
|Characteristics of deformation:|
A regional InSAR survey of Central Andean Volcanoes found that a 20 km diameter area surrounding Cerro Overo was subsiding between 1992 and 2003 at up to 4 mm/year (Henderson & Pritchard, 2013). Between 2003 and 2005 this subsidence transitioned to uplift, and between 2005 and 2011 the volcano was observed to be uplifting at up to 5 mm/year. Based on the similar spatial extent and magnitude of the subsidence and uplift, the authors suggest that both are controlled by a single reversible mechanism involving fluid accumulation and loss within the crust at approximately 10 km depth (Henderson & Pritchard, 2013).
|Reference(s):||Henderson S. T., and M. E. Pritchard (2013), Decadal volcanic deformation in the Central Andes Volcanic Zone revealed by InSAR time series, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 1358–1374, doi:10.1002/ggge.20074.|
|REST API endpoint (JSON):||https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/wp-json/volcanodb/v1/volcano/4727|