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: VNCameras 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)
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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