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Chaitén volcano (Chile): activity updates & news

Chaitén volcano
Caldera, lava dome 1122 m
El sur de Chile y Argentina, América del sur, -42.83°S / -72.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Chaitén webcams / datos en tiempo real | Reports
Chaitén volcano books
Erupciones del volcán Chaitén:
2 May 2008 (plinian eruption) - 2011
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, lava dome growth
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Chaiten volcano (Chile): mudflows breaking barriers and destroying 30 homes in Chaitén

sábado nov 08, 2008 13:50 |

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.
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(Source: Chilenean newspapers reported through The Volcanism Blog)
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Enlaces / Fuentes:
  • Dr Ralph Harrington's excellent blog about Chaitén and other volcanoes: volcanism.wordpress.com
Noticias Anteriores
viernes, 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. [Leer más]
jueves, oct 23, 2008
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 14-20 October a gas-and-ash plume ... [Leer más]
domingo, sep 14, 2008
It was reported that during 3-5 September two moderately vigorous plumes from Chaitén were visible on a web camera and rose to altitudes of 2.1-3.1 km. The plumes drifted NW, N, SE, and S. Based on web camera views, analysis of satellite imagery, and information from the Puerto Montt Flight Information Region (FIR), the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 3-6 and 8 September, ash plumes rose continuously to altitudes of 1.5-3 km (5,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted NW, ESE, and SE. [Leer más]
jueves, ago 21, 2008
It was reported that continuous emissions of gas-and-ash plumes from Chaitén were observed on 13 August. ... [Leer más]
jueves, jun 12, 2008
Chaiten's new lava dome continues to grow rapidly inside the crater left by the sub-plinian eruption on 2 May. Over the past week, ash plumes produced by explosions rose to maximum altitude of 3 km (10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE. ... [Leer más]

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