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Minchinmavida and Chaitén Volcanoes, Chile

Chaitén Volcano, Chile
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Chaitén Volcano, Chile

Winter snows partially cover Chaitén Volcano’s lava dome.

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Minchinmavida and Chaitén Volcanoes, Chile
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Minchinmavida and Chaitén Volcanoes, Chile

A steam plume hung above Chaitén Volcanoe’s growing lava dome, and a nearby river bed was choked with volcanic debris on April 3, 2010.

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Chaitén Volcano Lava Dome, Chile
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Chaitén Volcano Lava Dome, Chile

Reduced volcanic emissions and clear skies over southern Chile on March 3, 2010, revealed Chaitén volcano’s new lava dome.

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Chaiten Volcano and the Surrounding Area
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Chaiten Volcano and the Surrounding Area

Although it has quieted in recent months, Chaitén Volcano remains active. Crystal clear skies reveal the volcano and the surrounding area in this natural-color satellite image from February 25, 2010.

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Chaiten Volcano, Chile
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile

Acquired October 20, 2009, this high-resolution image of Chaitén Volcano shows a volcanic plume that appears almost white near the summit, likely due to high water content.

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Lava Domes, Chaitén Volcano
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Lava Domes, Chaitén Volcano

Fresh lava domes fill most of the 10,000-year old caldera of Chaitén volcano.

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Ash and Steam Plume from Chaitén
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Ash and Steam Plume from Chaitén

Chaitén volcano emitted a column of ash and steam as its dome-building eruption continued in late September 2009.

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Chaiten Volcano, Chile
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Chaiten Volcano, Chile

Chile’s Chaiten Volcano remained active in early 2009, releasing plumes of ash and steam.

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Minchinmavida and Chaiten Volcanoes, Chile
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Minchinmavida and Chaiten Volcanoes, Chile

This astronaut photograph highlights two volcanoes located near the southern boundary of the Nazca–South America subduction zone in southern Chile. Dominating the scene is the massive Minchinmávida Volcano at image center. At bottom center is its smaller, but currently active, neighbor Chaitén.

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