Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 29 February-6 March 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Wed, 29 Feb 2012, 06:00
06:00 AM | BY: VN
Based on seismicity detected during 28 February-4 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. During 28-29 February plumes observed with a web camera and satellite images rose 1 km above the crater and drifted 40 km NNE. During 2-3 March plumes rose 0.7-3 km above the crater and drifted SE.
Cloud cover prevented observations of the crater on 4 March. The Alert Level remained at Red.

Source: Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN)
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From: Global Volcanism Program, 2012. Report on Puyehue-Cordon Caulle. In: Mayberry, G (ed.), Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 29 February-6 March 2012. Smithsonian Institution and US Geological Survey.

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Tue, 28 Feb 2012, 11:05
The eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone continued at a low level. A lava flow reached the valley of the Nilahue River, and 2 lava flows advanced to the N margin of the W crater. Read all
Thu, 23 Feb 2012, 06:45
The eruption continues at a low level. During 14-16 and 20-21 February plumes observed with a web camera rose 1 km above the crater; clouds prevented views during 17-19 February. Satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 12-180 km NE, ENE, SE, and ESE during 14-15 and 18-21 February. Clouds prevented views from satellite during 16-17 February. Crater incandescence was observed during 14-15 February. The Alert Level remained at Red. Read all
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