Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Chaiten Volcano, Chile - John Seach

A lateral explosion occurred at Chaiten volcano on 17th November 2008 at 17:25 hrs. The explosion occurred WSW of the crater, and was possibly related to partial collapse of the dome. This small event was superficial, and was not captured by telemetry stations in the area which transmit data in real time. Gas emissions have been constant at the volcano, with steam and ash rising up to 2 km above the crater.
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