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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) Chaitén volcano eruptions:
2 May 2008 (plinian eruption) - 2011
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, lava dome growth

Chaiten volcano (Chile), activity update: ash plumes, lava dome growing

Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 15:55
15:55 PM | BY: TS
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 14-20 October a gas-and-ash plume
from Chaitén rose to an altitude of 3.1 km (10,200 ft) a.s.l. The lava
dome continued to grow, especially the E side. The Volcanic Alert
level remained at Red. Based on web camera views, information from the
Puerto Montt Flight Information Region (FIR), analysis of satellite
imagery, and SIGMET reports, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that
during 14-18 and 21 October continuous ash plumes from Chaitén rose to
altitudes of 2.1-4 km (7,000-13,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted N, NE, and
ESE
Previous news
Sun, 14 Sep 2008, 20:22
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. ... read all
Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 16:31
It was reported that continuous emissions of gas-and-ash plumes from Chaitén were observed on 13 August. read all
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

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