Chaitén town flooded: photographs 31 May 2008Posted by admin in activity reports, Chaitén, Chile, eruptions.
Tags: Chaitén, Chile, South America, volcanic eruptions, volcanoes
The following fourteen photographs of the town of Chaitén, flooded by volcanic deposits and debris, were sent to The Volcanism Blog by Werner Keller of the Villarrica and Llaima Volcanoes Visual Observation Project (POVI) in Chile. This is an image-heavy post, so to ease downloading I’ve put them under the cut – click on ‘more’ to see the pictures. The complete abandonment of Chaitén town looks increasingly likely: these images show why.
Grateful thanks to Werner Keller for these images, which are © copyright El Mercurio.
UPDATE 1 June 2008: It’s just been pointed out to me that one of the pictures appeared twice, so I’ve removed the duplicate. The total number of images is thus now fourteen.
For all our Chaitén coverage: Chaitén « The Volcanism Blog.
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, Chile (Spanish)