Chaiten 2008

Reuters has a short video showing some of the damage inflicted on Chaiten by the volcano of the same name. Looks like the ash, lahars and flooding have wiped out at least a third of the town (according to the voice-over) … and in a sense, Chaiten (the town) lucked out as the destruction could have been a lot worse.


  1. #1 Chuck
    June 7, 2008

    Excellent website! I think the media’s coverage of this event has been atrocious. As far as I know this is a rare type of eruption – i.e. continuous caldera eruption for over a month. Do you know of the last eruption similar to Chaiten? OF course, I suspect Chaiten is not done yet.

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