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Chaitén caldera and lava dome before the May 2008 eruption 26 May 2008

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The following four aerial photographs of Chaitén volcano were supplied to The Volcanism Blog by Werner Keller of the Villarrica and Llaima Volcanoes Visual Observation Project (POVI) in Chile – to whom, as ever, many thanks. The pictures were taken by Eric Manríquez and show the caldera and lava dome as they were before the current eruption began on 2 May, looking (broadly) towards the northern rim of the caldera.

A comparison with the photograph and satellite images published in our earlier post ‘Image of the Chaitén lava dome’ may be instructive.

View of Chaitén caldera and lava dome before the May 2008 eruption, © Eric Manríquez.

View of Chaitén caldera and lava dome before the May 2008 eruption, © Eric Manríquez.

View of Chaitén caldera and lava dome before the May 2008 eruption, © Eric Manríquez.

View of Chaitén caldera and lava dome before the May 2008 eruption, © Eric Manríquez.

These pictures are © Eric Manríquez.

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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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