Chaitén volcano (Chile), activity update: continuing lava dome growth, ash eruptions
Thursday Jan 15, 2009 22:45 PM | BY: TS
It was reported that during 29 December-9 January Chaitén's lava dome continued to grow. Plumes rose to altitudes of 2.6-3.1 km. Block-and-ash flows from frequent spine collapses fell down from the edge.
On a flight it was seen that 9 January Domo Nuevo 1 and Domo Nuevo 2 filled up the 3-km-wide inner caldera. Activity was concentrated on the S part of Domo Nuevo 2. Argentine Airlines resumed flights into Esquel airport (about 120 km E) on 12 January, because of ash. Web camera views reported that on 10 and 12 January ash plumes continuously were rosing.
Friday, Nov 21, 2008
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 [more]
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2008
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. ... [more]
Saturday, 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. ... [more]
Friday, 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. [more]
Thursday, Oct 23, 2008
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 14-20 October a gas-and-ash plume ... [more]