Llaima update from POVI 2 September 2009Posted by admin in activity reports, Chile, Llaima.
Tags: Chile, Llaima, South America, volcanic activity reports
The picture of Llaima above was taken by Victor Hazeldine on 1 September 2009 and comes from our friends at POVI (Proyecto Observación Visual Volcán Llaima). The view is of the east flank of the volcano, and shows abundant steam rising from thermally active areas around the summit. (Image copyright Victor Hazeldine.)
The following information about Llaima’s recent activity also comes from POVI:
The last summit eruption, as part of the current cycle started in may 2007, lasted 72 hour starting from April 4. The 3 block lava flows reached a total length of 12,5 km.
On April 24 and June 1st sporadic phreatic emission and red glow was observed from a 300 m long lateral active fissure on the eastern upper flank. Until mid July a weak red glow was observed on the western crater rim. The 350 m wide inner crater remains filled with pyroclasts and lava emitted during the long lasting current eruption cycle.
The following graphic shows the time table (chronology) of the current eruption cycle. Half column means weak to moderate ash eruption and/or lava flow (VEI 1). Long column means moderate to strong explosive strombolian eruption (VEI 2 -3).
Thanks, as ever, to all the team at POVI for keeping us up-to-date with developments at Llaima. For our report of the latest SERNAGEOMIN bulletin on Llaima, click here.
For all our Llaima coverage: Llaima « The Volcanism Blog.
Global Volcanism Program: Llaima – summary information for Llaima (1507-11=)
Oficina Nacional de Emergencia – Chilean government emergencies office
SERNAGEOMIN – Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería, Chile
Proyecto Observación Visual Volcán Llaima – Llaima Visual Observation Project