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Waiting game at Chaiten

So, August rolls in and who would have thought in early May we’d still be talking about the Chaiten eruption with such intensity. Jorge Munoz of the SERNAGEOMIN is wondering whether the current eruptive activity and seismicity at Chaiten is a precursor to the end of the “first cycle” (as he calls it) of activity…

I am beginning to feel like a broken record, but the latest reports from Chile indicate that the ongoing eruption at Chaiten is ramping back up again, almost 3 months after the initial eruption began. As usual, the nitty-gritty details are limited, but reports of increased ash emissions and seismic activity are heralding this increase…

This marks a full week of eruption at Chaiten and the volcano shows no signs of abating. You have to feel for Luis Lara. He is apparently the pointman for the SERNAGEOMIN in regards to this eruption and really, I think its anybody’s guess what might happen next. Heck, we haven’t seen many eruptions of…