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The view from Chaitén 14 June 2008

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This is the scene at Chaitén as captured by the north-facing camera at the town’s airfield today, 14 June 2008, at 18:02:26 local time. The image comes via the Chilean civil aviation authority’s ‘Cámaras para todas las zonas’ page, listing cameras at various airfields across the country, including Chaitén.

Chaitén - Cámara Norte - 14/06/2008 18-02-26

The low mass of cloud in the centre is the eruption plume from Chaitén volcano. The plume appears to be mainly water vapour, and to be dispersing in a northward direction (i.e. away from the town) at a low altitude. This accords with recent ash advisories from Buenos Aires VAAC, which report a cloud not exceeding 10000ft (3048m) altitude, blowing away to the north-east. Earlier today the cloud had been blowing to the south. The current aviation alert level for Chaitén is orange.

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 – Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (Spanish)

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