Chaiten

Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:358041
Region:
Country:Chile
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):InSAR
Duration of observation:April 2007 to July 2008
Characteristics of deformation:

Between April 2007 and July 2008, Chaitén showed 22 cm of subsidence. We are able to match the deformation pattern with either a collapsing dike, dip-slip faulting, or a combination of faulting and magma chamber deflation. The model prediction from the best fit model (a dike). The residual between the data and models is rather large (∼4–5 cm, perhaps reflecting additional unmodeled deformation sources.  Ref 1

Reference(s):Fournier, T. J., Pritchard, M. E., & Riddick, S. N. (2010). Duration, magnitude, and frequency of subaerial volcano deformation events: New results from Latin America using InSAR and a global synthesis. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 11(1).
Location:-42.833, -72.646
REST API endpoint (JSON):https://comet.nerc.ac.uk/wp-json/volcanodb/v1/volcano/4340

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