From NYT: “Cameras on Calbuco: In Chile, Volcano’s Eruption Caught in Extraordinary Time-Lapse Videos”

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New York Times

The New York Times

April 22, 2015
Andrew C. Revkin

1The ash plume from the first eruption in 42 years of Chile’s Calbuco volcano, recorded by NASA’s Terra satellite on April 23. Credit NASA

NASA Terra satellite
Terra

The endless, but spasmodic, dynamism of Earth’s crust produced extraordinary scenes in Chile, and across the Web, this week as the Calbuco volcano, quiescent for 42 years, powerfully erupted.

2Calbuco viewed from the north alongside Road 225 on the shores of Llanquihue Lake.

3Alex Vidal Brecas/European Pressphoto Agency

This time-lapse video is the most remarkable imagery of the volcano that I’ve seen so far:

Here’s another [update, April 23, 2 p.m.]:

On his Eruptions blog for Wired, Erik Klemetti has an excellent overview of the eruption and the geologic context.

Klemetti also recently posted a fascinating volcano voyeur’s trove of webcam links, writing:

Never in the history of volcanology have so many…

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