Chaiten Volcano

I’m way overdue for a post, and this isn’t that post. But in case you didn’t know, the Michimaguida (which the media has apparently renamed the Chaiten Volcano) blew and Chaiten and Futuleufu have been evacuated. Chaiten was the closest town to one of Martin Pescador lodges. I was about two hours further south. It’s kind of hard to find information online about the towns further south of Chaiten, but I emailed a coworker who lives there so hopefully I’ll hear back from her. Luckily I don’t think there have been any reported injuries from the volcano, which is continuing to erupt.


6 responses to “Chaiten Volcano

  1. Graham Hornsey


    The Michimaguida Volcano is sitting pretty quite at the moment as the eruption is actually the Chaiten Volcano, this is situated about 8 k NE of the small town of Chiten. What happens next is anybodies guess as volcanos seem to do pretty much as they please. Hopefully the activity will continue to be in this location and not Michimaguida which is one mother of a volcano.

    Rest assured, the Chilean authorities are on the case moving people away “just in case”

    Rattle my cage if you would like any other info.


    Graham Hornsey

  2. I stand corrected, Chaiten Volcano it is.

    Please leave more comments if you have any more information…

  3. el nombre oficial es minchimávida, que en dialecto mapudungun quiere decir montaña de la vieja bruja.

  4. Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Trump.

  5. Nana and Papa

    Juanita’s comment means “Mountain of the old witch.”

  6. Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

    I’m Out! 🙂

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