‘Reactivation’ at Chaitén 19 February 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Chaitén, Chile, eruptions.
Tags: Chaitén, Chile, South America, volcanic activity reports
The Chilean national emergencies office, ONEMI, is reporting ‘a reactivation of the eruptive process’ at Chaitén volcano today at around 11:00 local time. Evacuation of the remaining residents of the town is under way. ONEMI reports the eruption of a considerable column of ash.
A good friend of The Volcanism Blog reports from nearby Futaleufú that at 1pm local time today ‘Futa is engulfed in total darkness with a fine layer of ash falling’.
And the Chaitén airfield webcam has chosen today to go offline … UPDATE, finally getting some images through which I hope to post shortly. There’s also a lot of coverage in the Chilean media which I will take a look at when I have a moment.
More on this event when we have it.
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