Lliama volcano (Chile): likely false report of volcanic ash plume
VAAC Buenos Aires received a pilot report of a light ash plume between 10,000 and 25,000 ft altitude from the volcano this afternoon. However, this seems to be a false eruption report.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013, 16:0016:00 PM | BY: T
There are no other indications of an eruption and no ash could be seen on webcam and satellite imagery. Local press (who would pick up quickly on activity at one of Chile's most prominent volcanoes) nor SERNAGEOMIN have reported any unusual new activity. It is possible that wind has picked up dust (ash) from the volcano or that a weather cloud was mistaken for an ash plume.
Wed, 12 May 2010, 06:00
Llaima volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 12 May-18 May 2010 (Continuing Activity)
SERNAGEOMIN reported that during 1-14 May seismicity from Llaima had decreased to moderate levels. Small white fumaroles that rose from the main crater were seen through web cameras. The Alert Level was lowered to Yellow Level 3 on a three-color scale. ... Read all
Wed, 28 Apr 2010, 05:02
The Chilean geological service SERNAGEOMIN raised the alert level of Llaima volcano from 3 to 4 on 25 April because of 'the occurrence of earthquakes with high energy levels and tremor signals with durations of up to 20 minutes', a volcanologist reported to a llocal newspaper. Read all