Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chaiten Volcano, Chile - John Seach

An overflight of Chaiten volcano on 24th of February revealed more details about the 19th February dome collapse. The collapse escarpment is oriented approximately southwest, with a major axis of approximately 500 m and maximum height of the escarpment of 200 m. The area of collapse is located in the southwest sector of the dome and affected approximately 10% of the total volume. The northern sector of the dome shows low eruptive activity. Volcanic alert remains at RED due to continued seismic activity, dome growth, explosive activity, and the possibility of pyroclastic flows and lahars.
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