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Chaitén volcano (Chile): activity updates & news

Chaitén volcano
Caldera, lava dome 1122 m
Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -42.83°S / -72.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Chaitén volcano eruptions:
2 May 2008 (plinian eruption) - 2011
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, lava dome growth
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Chaiten volcano (Chile), activity update: growing lava dome, ash eruptions

Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 16:31
16:31 PM | BY: TS
It was reported that continuous emissions of gas-and-ash plumes from Chaitén were observed on 13 August.
Ash-Plumes rose to an altitude of 2 km a.s.l., but later that day rose to greater altitudes of 6-7 km a.s.l. The increased activity did not correspond to any significant variation in seismicity. Plumes were emitted from two areas on the E and S flanks and were different colors; the area on the E flank produced steam plumes with minor ash content and the area on the S flank emitted darker ash plumes. The plumes drifted SW and caused ashfall in Chaitén town for several hours. The ash accumulation was 1.5 cm thick.
Previous news
Thu, 12 Jun 2008, 09:30
Chaiten's new lava dome continues to grow rapidly inside the crater left by the sub-plinian eruption on 2 May. Over the past week, ash plumes produced by explosions rose to maximum altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. ... read all
Thu, 15 May 2008, 10:03
Chaitén volcano continues to erupt strong ash plumes although none during the past weeks reached the intensity of the large explosion on May 2nd. Based on observations of satellite imagery, SIGMET reports, and pilot reports, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 7-13 May ash plumes from Chaitén were continuously present and during 7-9 May rose to altitudes of 6.1-10.1 km (20,000-33,000 ft) a.s.l. The plumes drifted E and NE. ... read all
Thu, 8 May 2008, 09:54
This is a summary of the eruption events at Chaitén volcano: ... read all
Sat, 3 May 2008, 10:01
The until now rather unknown Chilenean Chaitén volcano erupted violently on 2 May. Chaiten is a small, glacier-free caldera with a lava dome located 10 km NE of the town of Chaitén on the Gulf of Corcovado. There were no known historic eruptions and its last activity might go back several thousands of years. ... read all
 

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