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Nevados de Chillán volcano
stratovolcano 3212 m / 10,538 ft
Central Chile, -36.86°S / -71.38°W
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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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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Chillán volcano news & activity updates:

Nevados de Chillán volcano (Chile): strong ash emissions continue

Wednesday Aug 10, 2016 11:28 AM | BY: T

Ash eruptions of Chillán volcano during the past 2 days
Ash eruptions of Chillán volcano during the past 2 days
The volcano continued to produce mild to relatively strong ash emissions once or twice per day on average. Plumes have been reaching heights of 2 km and the Chilean authorities have increased the exclusion zone near the volcano (which is part of a popular skiing area) from 2 to 3 km radius around the crater.
Previous news
Small ash emission at Nevados de Chillán on 6 Aug 2016
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
Small, sporadic ash emissions continue to occur at the volcano on most days since they re-appeared in late July, showing that the volcano's superficial hydrothermal system remains disturbed. ... [more]
Ash emission from Nevados de Chillán yesterday (image: Red Climática Mundial / facebook)
Tuesday, Aug 02, 2016
The activity at the volcano has again increased. While degassing and weak, sporadic ash emissions have become more frequent again since mid July, a more intense phase of activity took place yesterday: starting around 17:10 local time, the volcano erupted a dense plume of ash from the crater that rose several hundreds of meters to 3500-3600 m altitude and quickly dispersed. Ash fall occurred near the summit. ... [more]
Weak ash emission from Nevados de Chillán this morning
Thursday, Jul 21, 2016
The volcano has been very calm during the past weeks, but now began again to emit occasional small ash puffs and pulsating gas emissions. ... [more]
Eruption of Nevados de Chillan on 9 May morning (SERNAGEOMIN)
Monday, May 09, 2016
Two new phases of ash explosions occurred at the volcano this morning. The first and strongest occurred at 13:03 local time, generating a dense ash plume that rose 1700 m above the crater, followed by a weaker series of ash emissions at 14:40. ... [more]
Small ash emissions from Nevados de Chillán volcano yesterday (SERNAGEOMIN)
Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016
New ash emissions occurred yesterday morning, generating a small plume that rose approx. 500 m. According to Sernageomin, this activity is not caused directly by fresh magma, but related to disturbances of the shallow hydrothermal system which interacts with an underlying, probably only small body of magma. ... [more]

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