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Volcano in Southern Chile

Friday, 02 May 2008

Type of Event:
Volcano
Location of Event:
Michimahuida volcano, southern Chile
Date of Charter Activation:
02/05/2008
Charter Requestor:
SIFEM
Project Management:

Description of the event

A high level of seismicity took place across the Aysén region in southern Chile, followed by the eruption of a volcano. Hundreds of people were evacuated from the town of Chaitén due to ashfall.

Chaitén, SPOT Image

Source: Spot, 20m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 06/05/2008 Spot image of the volcano using bands 4-3-2, showing the plume.

Copyright: CNES 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE.

Chaitén, NOAA-AVHRR Image

Source: NOAA-AVHRR, 1.1km/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 08/05/2006 Post-eruption NOAA-AVHRR images of Chaitén, showing the plume.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2006 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE.

Chaitén, DMC Image

Source: DMC, 32m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 10/05/2008 DMC image of the volcano, showing the plume

Copyright: DMCii 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, DMC Image

Source: DMC, 32m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 12/05/2008 DMC image of the volcano, showing the plume

Copyright: Copyright DMCii 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, Southern Chile, radar image

Source: RADARSAT-1, 25m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 8/05/2008 Post-eruption RADARSAT-1 images of Chaitén, showing volcano location

Copyright: Copyright CSA 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, Southern Chile, radar image

Source: RADARSAT-1, 25m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 22/04/2002 Pre-eruption RADARSAT-1 images of Chaitén, showing volcano location.

Copyright: Copyright CSA 2002 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, Radarsat Comparison Image

Source: RADARSAT, 25m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 22/04/2002 (before the eruption) and 08/05/2008 (after the eruption) RADARSAT comparison images, aquired 22/04/2002 (before the eruption) and 08/05/2008 (after the eruption)

Copyright: Copyright CSA 2002, 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, Envisat Comparison Image

Source: ENVISAT, 150m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 28/07/2005 (before the eruption) and 08/05/2008 (after the eruption) ENVISAT comparison images, aquired 28/07/2005 (before the eruption) and 08/05/2008 (after the eruption)

Copyright: Copyright ESA 2005, 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, ALOS Prism Image

Source: ALOS Prism, 2.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 19/01/2008 ALOS Prism image of the volcano

Copyright: Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

PRISM-08-05-07

Source: ALOS Prism, 2.5m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 07/05/2008 ALOS Prism image of the volcano

Copyright: Copyright JAXA 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, ALOS Prism Comparison Image

Source: PRISM-2, 250m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 08/05/2008 PRISM-2 comparison images, aquired before.

Copyright: Credit USGS 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, SAC-C Image

Source: SAC-C MMRS, 175m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 03/05/2008 SAC-C MMRS image of the volcano, showing the plume

Copyright: Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Chaitén, SAC-C Image

Source: SAC-C MMRS, 175m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 10/05/2008 SAC-C MMRS image of the volcano, showing the plume

Copyright: Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE.

Chaitén, SAC-C Image

Source: SAC-C MMRS, 175m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 19/05/2008 SAC-C MMRS image of the volcano, showing the plume.

Copyright: Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE.

Chaitén, SAC-C Image

Source: SAC-C MMRS, 175m/pixel resolution.
Acquired: 12/05/2008 SAC-C MMRS image of the volcano, showing the plume

Copyright: Copyright CONAE 2008 Image processing, map created 21/05/2008 by CONAE

Eruption of Chaitén volcano
Animated GIF (35,3 MB)

Source: GOES
Acquired: 05-06/05/2008

Copyright: Copyright CONAE

Eruption of Chaitén volcano
Animated GIF (6,55 MB)

Source: GOES
Acquired: 07/05/2008

Copyright: Copyright CONAE