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Chaiten | Chaiten

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In April 2009, I traveled to Chaitén Volcano in Northern Patagonia, Chile, the setting for my next novel. Chaitén Volcano came to life for the first time in 9,000 years on May 2, 2008 in a major rhyolitic eruption. The magma blasted 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) through Earth's crust in only about four...