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Planchón-Peteroa webcam 16 September 2010

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SERNAGEOMIN now has a webcam monitoring the recently-active Planchón-Peteroa volcano on the Chile/Argentina border. The camera can be accessed via the OVDAS main page (the link is on the left, at the bottom), or by means of this direct link. Thanks to commenter Rubén for this tip.

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Global Volcanism Program: Planchón-Peteroa – summary information for Planchón-Peteroa (1507-04=)
Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería – SERNAGEOMIN, the Chilean state geological service

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Those Eyjafjallajökull webcams 4 May 2010

Posted by admin in eruptions, Eyjafjöll, Iceland, volcano monitoring, volcanoes.
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I’ve had some e-mails asking where webcams covering the Eyjafjallajökull eruption are to be found. Eyjafjallajökull is not camera-shy volcano – plenty of cameras, lots of coverage, lots of images. Here’s a summary of the current webcam links:

Vodafone Þórólfsfell webcam.

Eyjafjallajökull frá Þórólfsfelli.

Eyjafjallajökull frá Hvolsvelli.

Eyjafjallajökull frá Valahnúk.

Web camera Eyjafjallajökull – Múlakot.

The Icelandic Met Office has a list of Icelandic webcams with locations, and Jón Frímann has compiled another Iceland volcano webcam list which can be found here. More webcam information, along with a great deal else, can be found at the excellent Eyjafjallajökull links list at the Islande 2010 blog.

For all our Eyjafjallajökull coverage: Eyjafjöll « The Volcanism Blog.

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Keeping up with Chaitén via the DGAC and OVDAS webcams 2 May 2010

Posted by admin in Chaitén, Chile, volcano monitoring, volcanoes.
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For the last two years we have been watching the Chaitén volcanic eruption through the cameras operated by the Chilean civil aviation authority, the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil de Chile (DGAC), at Chaitén airfield. The DGAC deserves congratulations for keeping those cameras working night and day, through the sometimes very difficult conditions thrown up by the weather and the volcano.

The DGAC does not deserve any congratulations, however, for redesigning their website without a thought for their visitors and rendering all former URLs invalid. There’s no attempt to forward you to the new page, or even to help you find it: ‘no es posible encontrar la página solicitada’, they say, as if it’s your fault for asking. The outcome is that all previous links to the Chaitén cameras on this blog and everywhere else are now broken. And it’s not as if the newly re-designed site is any better than its predecessor: it’s still script-heavy, ugly, and slow. Anyway, the new links are as follows:

  • Cámaras de Chile: List of DGAC airfield cameras (with a map to show you where they are)
  • Aeródromo Chaitén: page for the two Chaitén airfield cameras (showing the current images alongside an archive image for reference)
  • Chaitén Cámara Norte: Chaitén airfield north-facing camera, the one that shows the volcano (current image, and archived images for the previous three hours)
  • Chaitén Cámara S-Este: Chaitén airfield south-east-facing camera, the one that shows the river (current image, and archived images for the previous three hours)

As for one Chilean state agency site that could do with a radical redesign, that of the Observatorio Volcanológico de los Andes del Sur (OVDAS), it continues unaltered, a visual and organizational catastrophe and a potent demonstration of everything you shouldn’t do when designing a website. But at least the locations of the OVDAS Chaitén cameras are unchanged:

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

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The fires of Fimmvörðuhálsi 28 March 2010

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A new webcam is providing dramatic live images of the Eyjafjallajökull/Fimmvörðuhálsi eruption, particularly after dark. The images below were captured between 20:55 and 21:00 GMT this evening, when the fire fountains seemed to be particularly vigorous.

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [1]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [2]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [3]

Eyjafjallajokull fra Fimmvorduhalsi 2010-03-28 [4]

The webcam is provided by Icelandic telecommunications company Míla, and can be found at this link: Eyjafjallajökull frá Fimmvörðuhálsi. Also available from Míla, the Eyjafjallajökull frá Þórólfsfelli webcam (which is situated further from the seat of the eruption).

UPDATE. The Fimmvörðuhálsi camera has broken down. Oh well, no doubt they will get it fixed in due course.

For all our Eyjafjallajökull coverage: Eyjafjöll « The Volcanism Blog.

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Eyjafjöll – summary information for Eyjafjallajökull, which the GVP calls Eyjafjöll (1702-02=)
Eyjafjallajökull eruption March 2010 – summary of events from the University of Iceland’s Nordic Volcanological Center
Photos from Fimmvörðuháls – images and information from the Iceland Meteorological Office

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Those Chaitén webcams: a reminder 16 February 2010

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We’re overdue for a Chaitén update here at The Volcanism Blog. I hope to be able to publish a Chaitén post tomorrow or on Thursday (a busy couple of days lie ahead for me, hence the vagueness of this schedule).

In the meantime, here’s a reminder of where to find webcam images of Chaitén. There are now two cameras, our old friend the DGAC (Chilean Civil Aviation Directorate) camera at Chaitén airfield, and the new OVDAS (Observatorio Volcanológico de los Andes del Sur) camera overlooking the caldera. The latter was installed very recently and lots of people seem to be unaware of it (although a post about it was published here earlier this month, thanks to tip-offs from our friends Guillermo and Boris Behncke). The new camera gives a very good close-up view of the Chaitén caldera.

Links to the Chaitén webcams:
DGAC camera at Chaitén airfield
OVDAS camera at Chaitén caldera

OVDAS now has several webcams offering views of notable Chilean volcanoes. They can be accessed via the front page of the shocking OVDAS website, or, conveniently, from this earlier Volcanism Blog post.

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New OVDAS webcam for Chaitén 4 February 2010

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Webcams have been proliferating of late at the Observatorio Volcanológico de los Andes del Sur (OVDAS) in Chile: nine are now linked from the main page of the OVDAS website. The latest addition is a new webcam for Chaitén, giving a view of the caldera, with an image that updates every 10 seconds or so. At the moment it’s the early hours of the morning in southern Chile and the camera shows only darkness, so I can’t say anything about what the image is like or even if it is actually working or not. Anyway, here’s the link:

Chaitén caldera webcam

[Thanks to Guillermo for the tip.]

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

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A webcam for Turrialba 26 January 2010

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Costa Rica’s Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) now has a webcam for currently restless Turrialba volcano. The camera is currently in the testing stage, and the image refreshes every 10 seconds:

http://www.ovsicori.una.ac.cr/videoturri.html

Still with Turrialba, the NASA Earth Observatory has just published a great new image of the volcano, showing emissions from the summit and the damage that gas emissions have been doing to downwind vegetation. We’ll be posting more about this image, and about Turrialba generally, later today.

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Llaima and Villarrica webcams 13 January 2010

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This information comes courtesy of Boris Behncke, who writes in a comment on this blog that links to a number of new webcams have appeared on the main page of the Chilean SERNAGEOMIN OVDAS website giving views of Llaima and Villarrica volcanoes. The webcams, which do not all work all the time, are as follows:

Llaima from Melipeuco: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_llaima.html
Llaima from Cherquenco: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_llaima2.html
Llaima from Curacautin: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_llaima3.html
Llaima Yarur webcam: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_llaima4.html
Villarrica CVV webcam: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_villarrica.html
Villarrica from Llafenco: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_villarrica2.html
Villarrica from Pucon: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_villarrica3.html
Villarrica from Calafquen: http://www2.sernageomin.cl/ovdas/ovdas7/webcam_villarrica4.html

Many thanks to Boris for this information, which I had completely missed (like Boris, I never visit the OVDAS homepage if I can avoid it, as it’s such a horrible headache-inducing mess).

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Quick note: more on Hekla 13 January 2010

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Last week we reported hints from Iceland that Hekla may be building up to an eruption. No new substantive news on that, but the English-language Iceland Review has caught up with the story and has a report here. And the Hekla webcam seems to be working again.

For an Icelandic artist’s view of Hekla, see Saturday Volcano Art: Thórarinn B. Thorláksson, ‘Hekla from Laugurdalur’ (1922).

News
Iceland’s Hekla could erupt with short noticeIceland Review, 12 January 2010

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Global Volcanism Program: Hekla – summary information for Hekla (1702-07=)

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A webcam for Soufrière Hills 28 October 2009

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The Montserrat Volcano Observatory now has a webcam offering views of Soufrière Hills volcano in real time. The camera can most easily be seen on the overcrowded main page of the MVO website. The image does not update automatically: you have to refresh the page and wait to get the latest picture.

[Many thanks to Boris Behncke for the passing on news of the MVO camera.]

For all our Soufrière Hills coverage: Soufrière Hills « The Volcanism Blog.

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Global Volcanism Program: Soufrière Hills – information about Soufrière Hills volcano (1600-05=)
Montserrat Volcano Observatory – detailed and up-to-date information from the MVO

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