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Chaitén volcano (Chile): activity updates & news

Chaitén vulkaan
Caldera, lava dome 1122 m
Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -42.83°S / -72.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Chaitén vulkaanuitbarstingen:
2 May 2008 (plinian eruption) - 2011
Typical eruption style:
Explosive, lava dome growth
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Chaitén volcano (Chile), eruption news: large explosive eruption

Saturday May 03, 2008 10:01 AM |

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.

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