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Llaima volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 2 December-8 December 2009 (New Activity / Unrest)

Wed, 2 Dec 2009, 06:00 06:00 AM | BY: VN
Cameras operated by OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN showed steam-and-gas plumes rising from Llaima's main crater and E flank during 14 November-1 December. Although seismicity generally decreased, a new type of long-period, low-frequency earthquake was detected. An overflight on 4 December revealed fumarolic activity and some sulfur dioxide emissions coming mainly from fissures on the N crater wall and outer E and W flanks.
The Alert Level was raised to Yellow, Level 3. Activity last noted in the Weekly Volcanic Activity Report from 9-16 June was described as occasional steam emissions with minor amounts of ash rising from the E flank.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2009. Report on Llaima. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 2 December-8 December 2009. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Llaima volcano
stratovolcano 3125 m / 10,253 ft
Central Chile and Argentina (South America), -38.69°S / -71.73°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) Llaima volcano eruptions:
Jan 2008 - June 2009, 2007 (May-Aug), 2003, 1998, 1997, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1990, 1984, 1979, 1971-72, 1964, 1955-57, 1949, 1946, 1945, 1944, 1942, 1941, 1938, 1937, 1932-33, 1932, 1930, 1929, 1927, 1922, 1917, 1914, 1912, 1907-08, 1903, 1895-96, 1893-94, 1892, 1889, 1887, 1875-76, 1874 (?), 1872, 1869, 1866, 1864, 1862, 1852-53, 1822, 1759, 1751-52, 1640
Typical eruption style
explosive and effusive
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