Chaitén: where to go for images of the eruption 9 May 2008Posted by admin in Chaitén, Chile, eruptions, images.
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The ongoing Chaitén eruption has produced some stunning images, from both terrestrial photography and satellite imaging. Not many have been featured here at The Volcanism Blog, partly for copyright reasons and partly because the images are easily available elsewhere. Below are some sites that are doing a particularly good job of showcasing some of the dramatic pictures that have come out of the Chaitén eruption. Please respect copyright in any use you make of these images.
- Erupción del volcán Chaitén – a constantly updated collection of still images and links to videos.
- Fotos do volcão Chaitén no Chile – a large collection of photographs of the eruption and its effects.
- Reuters AlertNet pictures – a collection of Reuters news images from the Americas: use the filters to select ‘Chile’ and a recent time period (e.g. ‘Chile’ + ‘last week’) to find the Chaitén eruption images.
- Chilean volcano erupts – picture gallery from U.S. newspaper The Boston Globe.
- Emol.com: Erupción del volcán Chaitén – large collection of photographs from Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.
- Gobierno Regional de Los Lagos – numerous photographs of Chaitén with an emphasis on evacuation and relief measures, from the website of the regional administration.
The following collections are all hosted at the Chilean site Mega Galerias, and constitute only a small sample of what is available there. To list all the Chaitén galleries, use the keyword search (not the search at the top of the page, but the one marked ‘Ingresa palabra clave’ further down) and enter ‘Chaitén’. Make sure the accent is over the ‘e’, or it won’t want to know.
- Tormenta eléctrica en erupción del volcán Chaitén – over 30 images of the Chaitén eruption interacting dramatically with an electrical storm
- La erupción del volcán Chaitén desde el espacio – over 40 views of Chaitén from space and from the air
- Fotos del volcán Chaitén en la prensa internacional – pictures taken from the international press
- Chaitén bajo el volcán: Imágenes de este martes – pictures from the town of Chaitén, taken on Tuesday 6 May 2008
- El volcán Chaitén: Nuevas imágenes – a gallery of (currently more than 70) of the most recent Chaitén images
The Argentine weather site Nuestroclima, which is a great place to go for weather- and climate-related imagery, has a couple of posts featuring Chaitén images with commentary on its blog and will doubtless feature more as time goes on:
- Relámpagos sobre el volcán Chaitén – lightning over Chaitén volcano, with other images of the eruption
- Imágenes satelitales: erupción del volcán Chaitén (Chile) – satellite images of Chaitén, and related pictures
I’ll add to this list as I become aware of other good sources for Chaitén images. If you find any resources that should be listed here, please let me know.