stratovolcano 2236 m / 7,336 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -40.59°S / -72.12°W
Eruption list: 2011 (4 June)- 2012, 1960, 1934, 1929, 1921-22, 1905(?), 1893(?)
1960 eruption following the great Chile earthquake
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano started erupting on 24 May 1960. It is possible, that the eruption was triggered by the great earthquake in Chile (magnitude 9.5; the largest measured earthquake in history) on 22 May 1960. The eruption started with a powerful explosive (subplinian) phase, which formed an ash column 8 km high.
2011 eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
A new eruption started at the complex of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in Chile on Saturday 4 June 2011 after 51 years of inactivity.
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