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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

Chaitén volcano (Chile), activity update: continuing lava dome growth, ash eruptions

Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 21:42
21:42 PM | BY: TS
During 12-17November ash plumes from Chaitén continuously rose to altitudes 1.4-3.7 km and a thermal anomaly was detected on satellite photos on 12 November
Previous news
Wed, 12 Nov 2008, 14:39
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. read all
Sat, 8 Nov 2008, 13:50
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. ... read all
Fri, 31 Oct 2008, 14:22
Ash plumes were reported by viewing the volcano webcam and satellite images from 24-28 October. Also a thermal anomaly was detected. ... read all
Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 15:55
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 14-20 October a gas-and-ash plume ... read all
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

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