Volcano in Chile
Tuesday, 07 April 2009
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SIFEM (Sistema Federal de Emergencias)
Description of the event
Chile's Llaima volcano belched ash 7 km into the sky in an intensifying eruption. It began spitting lava on 3 April and continues to permanently erupt with explosions, lava flows and ash. Approximately 70 people were evacuated overnight because of the risk of mud avalanches as the lava melts snow on the volcano.
3D view of the surroundings of the Llaima volcano obtained from overlay of the ASTER VNIR RGB 231 on the digital elevation model derived from the ASTER image.
Source: ASTER, Resolution: 15m RGB 231 orthorectified L1B radiance images, in GeoTiff Image processing, map created by SEGEMAR (Argentine Geologic Service)
3D view of the Llaima volcano obtained from overlay of the ALOS AVNIR 2 RGB 432 with the Digital Elevation Model derived from the ASTER image.
Source: ALOS AVNIR 2, Resolution: 10m RGB 432
Copyright: JAXA, 2009 Image processing, map created by SEGEMAR (Argentine Geologic Service)