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Continuing Effects of Chaiten Volcano

Continuing Effects of Chaiten Volcano
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Continuing Effects of Chaiten Volcano

Days after a large-scale eruption from Chile's Chaiten Volcano on February 19, 2009, volcanic ash lingered on the Patagonian landscape.

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Eruption of Chaiten Volcano
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Eruption of Chaiten Volcano

A new eruption of the Chaitén Volcano forced authorities to evacuate residents who had returned to the nearby town of the same name. Ash emissions from the eruption spread across Patagonia to the Argentine east coast.

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Continuing Activity at Chaiten Volcano
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Continuing Activity at Chaiten Volcano

In January 2009, an explosive dome collapse occurred at Chaitén Volcano, and ash and steam eruptions were visible from space.

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Continued Activity at Chaiten Volcano
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Continued Activity at Chaiten Volcano

In early 2009, Chaitén Volcano continued its months-long period of unrest. On January 19, 2009, the volcano experienced an explosive dome collaps.

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Continued Activity at Chaiten Volcano
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Continued Activity at Chaiten Volcano

Months after its violent eruption in May 2008, Chile’s Chaitén Volcano remained active, and continued to send lahars—avalanches of volcanic ash, water, and mud—into the town of the same name.

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Plume from Chaiten Volcano
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Plume from Chaiten Volcano

Chile’s Chaitén Volcano remained active in mid-December 2008, releasing plumes of ash and/or steam

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