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Monday, May 12, 2008

Chaiten Volcano, Chile

Awesome pic of electrical activity above erupting Chaiten Volcano, Chile. Click pic to enlarge.
Some media sources are reporting that the plumes of smoke and ash are going 20 miles high into the atmosphere.

Apparently these are accepted estimates as Smithsonian reports the following as sources:
Based on observations of satellite imagery and pilot reports, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that during 3-6 May ash plume rose to altitudes of 7-10.7 km (23,000-35,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE, E, W, and NE. News sources indicated that about 4,000-5,000 people were evacuated from the town of Chaitén and surrounding areas as the eruption continued. On 5 May, ONEMI (Oficina Nacional de Emergencia - Ministerio del Interior) reported that evacuations took place in Futaleufú, about 65 km ESE, where about 30 cm of ash accumulated. One elderly person died during the evacuation efforts. On 6 May, ONEMI and SERNAGEOMIN reported that the eruption became more forceful and generated a wider and darker gray ash plume to an estimated altitude of 30 km (98,400 ft) a.s.l. All remaining people in Chaitén were ordered to evacuate, as well as anyone within 50 km of the volcano.
A geology link with lots of info http://geology.com/events/chaiten-volcano/


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