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Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 08:24
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. read all
Sun, 15 Dec 2013, 07:43
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. ... read all

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano eruptions

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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