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Palena volcano
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Southern Chile and Argentina, South America, -43.78°S / -72.47°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:
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Palena volcano (southern Chile): new eruption reported likely wildfire

Monday Dec 23, 2013 08:19 AM | BY: T

The eruption OR wildfire plume near Palena volcano yesterday (photo: A Gillmore / Twitter)
The eruption OR wildfire plume near Palena volcano yesterday (photo: A Gillmore / Twitter)
A pilot reported a volcanic ash cloud from the Palena volcano last evening. A picture from Andres Gillmore on twitter shows what in fact looks similar to an eruption plume, and that would mean that after Chaiten in 2008, a second volcano with no known historic eruptions has become active.
But at this point, it seems more likely that the ash cloud is from a large wildfire instead, in other words, there is no new volcanic eruption. SERNAGEOMIN has not reported on the event which supports this interpretation.
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