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Chaitén volcano (Chile): alert level raised, seismic unrest

Fri, 22 May 2015, 07:01
07:01 AM | BY: T
The alert level of the volcano was raised to "yellow", after an increase in seismic activity was detected.
Chaitén had a famous catastrophic plinian eruption in 2008, which followed centuries of quiescence and ended in the construction of a new lava dome.

Previous news

Wed, 13 May 2015, 06:00
On 17 May, OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that seven hybrid earthquakes were detected beneath Chaitén at a depth of 1 km; the highest local magnitude recorded was 3.6. A second report on 19 May noted that seismicity had slightly increased during the previous few months, characterized by an increase in magnitude and occurrence of long-period events, volcano-tectonic events, and hybrid events. Thermal anomalies from the lava dome complex had also been detected although the report did not state when. ... Read all
Tue, 24 Dec 2013, 09:06
Steaming Chaitén volcano seen from Chaitén town on 23 Dec 2013
A visitor sent us the following short update: "Today (as of 23 Dec) the volcano was rather calm; from the town, one can identify 9 areas of incandescence at the lava dome". ... Read all
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