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Chaitén dome collapse image at the NASA Earth Observatory 21 January 2009

Posted by admin in Chaitén, Chile, eruptions, NASA Earth Observatory.
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At the NASA Earth Observatory there is a new satellite image capturing the 19 January 2009 dome collapse at Chaitén volcano, which The Volcanism Blog reported on the day. The substantial 70km-long plume released by the event can clearly be seen, blowing to the north-north-east.

Chaiten volcano, 19 January 2009 (NASA MODIS image)

The image (scaled-down version above) was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. For the full-size image and commentary, visit the NASA Earth Observatory: ‘Continued Activity at Chaiten Volcano’, published 20 January 2009.

Congratulations to the team at the NASA Earth Observatory for their quick work in getting this image online so rapidly, and my thanks to them for crediting The Volcanism Blog as a source.

NASA image courtesy MODIS Rapid Response, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

For all our Chaitén coverage: Chaitén « The Volcanism Blog.

Global Volcanism Program: Chaitén – summary information for Chaitén (1508-41)
SERNAGEOMIN – Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (Spanish)
Erupción del Volcán Chaitén – extensive coverage of the Chaitén eruption

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