- Created by: Jamie Grainger
- Created on: 12-04-17 10:32
CASE STUDY: CHAITEN, CHILE VOLCANO (LEDC)
- South-east of Chile's coast. The town of Chaiten situated 10km south-west of the town of Chaiten (population 4,200)
- Chaiten is very close to the Andes mountain range.
- The Nazca plate was being subducted underneath the South American plate.
- Chaiten was directly below the Benioff zone.
- Consisted mainly of Rhyolitic lava.
- It produced numerous plumes, pyroclastic flows, minor earthquakes and lahars. A new lava dome was built on the north side of the old one.
- The ash cloud was up to 17km high.
- It was a caldera volcano- a central spine of lava was pushed out the new dome, but likely to collapse.
- As a result, Lahars, flooding and volcanic landslides were present on top…