Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Chaiten
The dome-filled caldera of Chaitén volcano is seen in an aerial view from the south taken prior to an eruption in 2008. The volcano is located 10 km NE of the town of Chaitén on the Gulf of Corcovado. The elliptical 2.5 x 4 km wide summit caldera was formed during an eruption dated at about 9400 years ago. A rhyolitic, 962-m-high obsidian lava dome occupies much of the caldera floor. Photo by Eric Manríquez T. (Instituto Geográfico Militar).
Volcano Number:358041
Volcano Name:Chaiten
Country:Chile
Volcano Type:Caldera
Last Eruption:2011
Elevation:1122m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:8968
Pop. within 10km:8968
Pop. within 30km:9280
Pop. within 100km:75311
Latitude:-42.833
Longitude:-72.646



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
358041 Chaiten 12270 Confirmed Eruption 5 Cha1 tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) -7750
358041 Chaiten 12271 Confirmed Eruption 4 Historical Observations 2008/5/2 2011/5/31
358041 Chaiten 20852 Confirmed Eruption 4 ? Radiocarbon (corrected) 1640
358041 Chaiten 20853 Confirmed Eruption 5 Cha2/Mic2 tephra Radiocarbon (corrected) -3100
358041 Chaiten 20854 Confirmed Eruption Tephrochronology -6650
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
331 14 2008/05/02 2008/05/08


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