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Chaitén town flooded: more images 5 June 2008

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Here are some more images of the destruction wrought by Chaitén volcano upon the town that shares its name. As with our previous post, they come from Werner Keller of the Villarrica and Llaima Volcanoes Visual Observation Project (POVI) in Chile. Many thanks to Werner for sharing this material, which is copyright © Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

There are sixteen images. To save on downloading time I’ve put all but the first image under the cut: click on ‘more’ to see all the images.

Courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

Chaitén town flooded. Image courtesy Werner Keller, POVI. Copyright Christian Brown/El Mercurio.

For all our Chaitén coverage: Chaitén << The Volcanism Blog

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Chaitén – summary information for Chaitén (1508-41)
ONEMI, Oficina Nacional de Emergencia – Chilean government emergencies office (Spanish)
SERNAGEOMIN - volcanology information from the Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (Spanish)

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1. Beano - 5 June 2008

Must be heartbreaking for the residents of the town when they see these images. Especially in the typical disaster situation where houses on one side of the water channel seem untouched while those on the other side are virtually up to the roof line in mud.

2. Beano - 5 June 2008

Here is a link to the source of those fotos – some are large files.
linked from Eriks Eruptions site.

http://www.regiondeloslagos.cl/noticias/fotos_catastrofe.php

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