Volcano Name: Chaitén Smithsonian Inst ID (SI_VNUM): 358041
Alternate Name:
Volcano Type: Caldera(s)
Latitude: -42.8327777800
Longitude: -72.6458333300
Region: South America Sub Region: Southern Chile & Argentina
Date Entered: 02/05/2012

Eruption Details

Eruption Start Date: 2 /5 /2008 Date Error:
Eruption End Date: 31/5 /2011 Dating Technique: Historical records
Eruption Date Quality: High quality Preferred Date: Y
Bulk DRE Volume (km3): 0.090 (Calculated)
Bulk deposit volume (km3): ? 0.200 (Literature)
Magnitude : 4.200 (Literature)
Maximum Column Height (km): 21.000 (Literature)
Maximum Intensity : 10.610 (Column Height)
Maximum VEI : 4.000 (Literature)
Tephra fall DRE Volume (km3): 0.070 (Literature)
Tephra fall Deposit Volume (km3): > 0.170 (Literature)
Magma: Rhyolite
Calculated Density:
Rock Classification:
Rhyolite
Eruption Start Date: -3100 Date Error: 220
Eruption End Date: Dating Technique: Radiocarbon (corrected)
Eruption Date Quality: Low quality Preferred Date: Y
Bulk DRE Volume (km3): 0.260 (Calculated)
Bulk deposit volume (km3): 0.600 (Literature)
Magnitude : 4.800 (Calculated)
Maximum VEI : 5.000 (Literature)
Magma: Rhyolite
Calculated Density:
Rock Classification:
Rhyolite
Eruption Start Date: -7750 Date Error: 200
Eruption End Date: Dating Technique: Radiocarbon (corrected)
Eruption Date Quality: High quality Preferred Date: Y
C14 Date: 9370 C14 Date Error: 75
Bulk DRE Volume (km3): 1.540 (Calculated)
Bulk deposit volume (km3): 3.540 (Literature)
Magnitude : 5.500 (Literature)
Maximum Column Height (km): 30.000 (Literature)
Maximum Intensity : 11.200 (Column Height)
Maximum VEI : 5.000 (Literature)
Magma: Rhyolite
Calculated Density:
Rock Classification:
Rhyolite

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