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‘Reactivation’ at Chaitén 19 February 2009

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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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1. Vicki Lansen - 19 February 2009

Ralph..it is 1:20 pm now and the sky in Futa has lightened. The ash fall is falling as it did May 2, 08. Different this time however was that we felt no bumps or jumps preceding the plume.

As always, Greg and I appreciate your blog.

2. Brian Owens - 19 February 2009

It appers there is a live feed here:


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