Chaiten volcano (Chile), activity update: growing lava dome, ash eruptions
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.
jeu., 12 juin 2008, 09:3009:30 AM |
SENAGEOMIN reported from overflight observations that about 2500 hectares (6,200 acres) of forest on the N and NE flanks of the volcano were burned by pyroclastic flows or lateral explosions.
The area around Chaiten remains closed. Slowly the evacuated town of Chaiten is being buried under mud flows (lahars).
- Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN): www.sernageomin.cl
jeu., 15 mai 2008, 10:03
Chaitén volcano continues to erupt strong ash plumes although none during the past weeks reached the intensity of the large explosion on May 2nd. Based on observations of satellite imagery, SIGMET reports, and pilot reports, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 7-13 May ash plumes from Chaitén were continuously present and during 7-9 May rose to altitudes of 6.1-10.1 km (20,000-33,000 ft) a.s.l. The plumes drifted E and NE. ... lire toutes
jeu., 8 mai 2008, 09:54
This is a summary of the eruption events at Chaitén volcano: ... lire toutes
sam., 3 mai 2008, 10:01
The until now rather unknown Chilenean Chaitén volcano erupted violently on 2 May. Chaiten is a small, glacier-free caldera with a lava dome located 10 km NE of the town of Chaitén on the Gulf of Corcovado. There were no known historic eruptions and its last activity might go back several thousands of years. ... lire toutes