The view from Chaitén, 15 October 2009 15 October 2009Posted by admin in Chaitén, Chile, eruptions.
Tags: Chaitén, Chile, South America, volcanic eruptions
As spring brings better weather in the southern hemisphere, good days for viewing Chaitén volcano through the DGAC camera in Chaitén town become more frequent. Today the weather has been clear and cloudless, and at the time of posting the most recent view (18:24 local time) is as shown above. The width of the plume reflects the wide base from which the emissions are rising.
Earlier today there was evidently a significant partial dome collapse event at around 11:00 which produced a greatly thickened and very dark brown, ash-laden plume (13 pictures in total):
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