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Nevados de Chillán volcano (Chile): powerful eruption; ash to 18,700 ft

Thu, 7 May 2020, 08:38
08:38 AM | BY: MARTIN
Vigorous eruption from Nevados de Chillán volcano (image: @Sernageomin/twitter)
Vigorous eruption from Nevados de Chillán volcano (image: @Sernageomin/twitter)
SERNAGEOMIN recorded an explosion at the volcano that generated a dense dark ash plume, which reached approx. 18,700 ft (5,700 m) altitude and drifted NE.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect a Pinto, Coihueco and San Fabiánarea area of about 3 km distance from the main crater on the SW flank and 5 km away on the ENE flank.
Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería de Chile volcano activity update 7 May 2020

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stratovolcano 3212 m / 10,538 ft
Central Chile, -36.86°S / -71.38°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Nevados de Chillán volcano eruptions:
2016-ongoing, 2009, 2003, 1973-86, 1972, 1965, 1946-48, 1945, 1934, 1929, 1923, 1906, 1898, 1891, 1883, 1877, 1872, 1861-65, 1752, 1750-51, 1650
Typical eruption style
explosive
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