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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano
stratovolcano 2236 m / 7,336 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -40.59°S / -72.12°W

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle webcams / live data
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano eruptions:
2011 (4 June)- 2012, 1960, 1934, 1929, 1921-22, 1905(?), 1893(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
Last earthquakes nearby

News & activity updates from Puyehue volcano, Chile

Friday, Jan 17, 2014
Satellite image showing the plume from Puyehue yesterday (thanks to Sergio Abarca Delgad ‏@sergio_raptor / Twitter)
Satellite image showing the plume from Puyehue yesterday (thanks to Sergio Abarca Delgad ‏@sergio_raptor / Twitter)
A small emission of gas and some ash was reported by Buenos Aires VAAC. In fact, a diluted plume of gas, steam, and possibly some volcanic ash is visible on satellite images from yesterday and this morning. ...more
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013
MODIS / Terra satellite image 14 Dec showing a plume drifting N from Puyehue
MODIS / Terra satellite image 14 Dec showing a plume drifting N from Puyehue
A significant ash(?) plume was spotted on Terra's satellite images yesterday afternoon. Since there are no other reports suggesting that a (larger in this case) eruption has occurred (e.g. heat signals, eyewitness reports, webcam), it seems likely that the plume was from wind-mobilized ash from the 2011-12 eruption. ...more [read all]
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
We reported a new eruption yesterday from Caulle volcano, but it soon turned out that the observed ash plume originated from very vigorous remobilization of ash deposits on the volcano. ...more [read all]
Friday, Sep 14, 2012
ONEMI has decreased the alert level of the volcano for the nearby villages (Futrono, Lago Ranco,Río Bueno, Puyehue) to the lowest level "alerta Temprana". Seismic activity has decreased and there is no mor tremor recorded. SERNAGEOMIN has also reduced the activity level back to green.
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
Almost daily small plumes were observed during the past week rising less than 1 km. Incandescence at crater was observed from 10-11 April.
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
Ash plumes during the past week rose no higher than 450 m above the crater. Incandescence from the crater was also observed.
Thursday, Apr 05, 2012
During the past week, plumes rose no higher than 1.2 km above the crater. Incandescence from the crater was observed every night.
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
Ash plumes are becoming smaller, mostly no higher than 1 km above the crater. Incandescence from the crater observed during 23-27 March.
Thursday, Mar 22, 2012
During the past week, the eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone continued at a low level, producing plumes rising 0.4-1.2 km above crater, drifting easterly and northerly directions. Incandescence was sometimes observed from the crater.
Thursday, Mar 15, 2012
Based on seismicity detected during 6-13 March, OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that the eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, continued at a low level. Plumes observed most days in web camera and satellite images rose 0.3-1.2 km above the crater and drifted 30-50 km NNE, E, and SW. Incandescence from the crater was observed during 5-8 and 10-13 March. The Alert Level remained at Red. ...more

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