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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 webcams / live data | Reports
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Chaitén volcano eruptions:
2 May 2008 (plinian eruption) - 2011
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, lava dome growth
Last earthquakes nearby
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Chaitén volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VA REPORTED AT 1435Z

Wednesday Feb 01, 2017 16:00 PM |

Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Buenos Aires (VAAC) issued the following report:

FVAG02 at 15:58 UTC, 01/02/17 from SABM
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20170201/1550

VAAC: BUENOS AIRES

VOLCANO: CHAITEN 358041
PSN: S4250 W07239

AREA: CHILE

SUMMIT ELEV: 3681 FT [1122 M]

ADVISORY NR: 2017/001

INFO SOURCE: GOES-13. GFS WINDS. SIGMET.

AVIATION COLOR CODE: GREEN

ERUPTION DETAILS: VA REPORTED AT 1435Z

OBS VA DTG: 01/1445Z

OBS VA CLD: VA NOT IDENTIFIABLE FROM SATELLITE
DATA
WINDS: FL050 270/05KT FL080 265/10KT FL100 260/15KT

FCST VA CLD +6HR: 01/2100Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +12HR: 02/0300Z NO VA EXP

FCST VA CLD +18HR: 02/0900Z NO VA EXP

RMK: T+0 CONFIDENCE HIGH. ALTHOUGH A PILOT
REPORTED OBS AT 1435Z VA CLD MT CHAITEN
100 FT ABV MT.THERE'S NONE INDICATION OF VA IN
SATELLITE IMAGES IN NEARLY CLEAR SKIES. ...SMN

NXT ADVISORY: NO FURTHER ADVISORIES=

Previous news
Friday, May 22, 2015
The alert level of the volcano was raised to "yellow", after an increase in seismic activity was detected. ... [more]
Steaming Chaitén volcano seen from Chaitén town on 23 Dec 2013
Tuesday, Dec 24, 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". [more]
The glowing lava dome from Chaitén last night (photo: Francisco Negroni)
Monday, Dec 23, 2013
The lava dome of the volcano has become more active recently. Incandescent spots are visible at night and a thermal anomaly is visible on satellite data. This suggests that new magma might be rising into the volcano. No explosive activity has (at least so far) occurred. [more]
Friday, Nov 22, 2013
Increased seismic activity has been detected under the volcano, Chilean scientists reported. ... [more]
Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
Chaitén's lava dome continues its growth and can shed pyroclastic flows and produce ash eruptions at all times. The alert level remains at its highest (red). [more]

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