Chaitén volcano (Chile), activity update: continuing lava dome growth, ash eruptions
mercredi nov. 12, 2008 15:39 |
The new lava dome of Chaitén volcano continues to grow and emit a dense plume of mainly vapour, typically rising to ca. 2 km altitude. Seismic activity beneath the volcano remains high.
Heavy rainfalls cause the Chaitén river and tributaries to transform into mud flows and overflow their natural and artificial banks. Water and mud have been destroying ever larger parts of Chaité city, which is now almost completely abandoned.
samedi, nov. 08, 2008
Heavy rainfalls have caused Rio Blanco river (Chaitén r.) to swell dramatically. Floods have broken through the barriers and containment works that have been built since June, destroying at least 30 homes in Chaitén town. ... [details]
vendredi, oct. 31, 2008
Ash plumes were reported by viewing the volcano webcam and satellite images from 24-28 October. Also a thermal anomaly was detected. [details]
jeudi, oct. 23, 2008
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 14-20 October a gas-and-ash plume ... [details]
dimanche, sept. 14, 2008
It was reported that during 3-5 September two moderately vigorous plumes from Chaitén were visible on a web camera and rose to altitudes of 2.1-3.1 km. The plumes drifted NW, N, SE, and S. Based on web camera views, analysis of satellite imagery, and information from the Puerto Montt Flight Information Region (FIR), the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 3-6 and 8 September, ash plumes rose continuously to altitudes of 1.5-3 km (5,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, ESE, and SE. [details]
jeudi, août 21, 2008
It was reported that continuous emissions of gas-and-ash plumes from Chaitén were observed on 13 August. ... [details]
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