The 1982 eruption of El Chichon volcano, southeastern Mexico

Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Edited by: Henry Spall


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Late in the evening on March 28, El Chichon roared into life with a tremendous explosion that sent a column of ash and gases 10 miles high within an hour. There were no immediate warning signals of the eruption of El Chichon, although increased earthquake activity had been noted for months, possibly a few years, before the explosion. Sound waves from the explosion were detected by instruments 7000 miles away in Antarctica.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The 1982 eruption of El Chichon volcano, southeastern Mexico
Series title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
Volume 14
Issue 5
Year Published 1982
Language English
Description 9 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earthquake Information Bulletin (USGS)
First page 164
Last page 172