News & activity updates from Puyehue volcano, Chile
Puyehue volcano (Chile): activity decreases, but many flights in and to Argentina cancelled
Thursday Jun 09, 2011 05:55 AM |
The eruption at Puyehus volcano has decreased, but the volcano continues to emit an impressive ash plume, but there is still a lot of ash in the atmosphere above a large swath of Argentina, causing a hazard for flight operations.
On Tuesday, all flights in and out Buenos Aires International airport were cancelled, but flights are now gradually resuming. Aerolineas Argentina informs in their latest statement 6:
"Flights to/from the following destinations continue to be canceled:
Through June 12: Between Aeroparque (Jorge Newbery) and Bariloche, Chapelco, Esquel.
Through June 09: Between Aeroparque (Jorge Newbery) and Trwlew, Neuquen, Viedma, Rio Gallegos, Calafate, Ushuaia, Rio Grande, Comodoro Rivadavia, Bahia Blanca, Santa Rosa, San Rafae".
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Tuesday, Jun 07, 2011
The intensity of the eruption continues at more or less the same level as yesterday. A sustained column of ash rises from the Caulle vent area to 10-12 km altitude, drifting NE. The ash affects many regional flights within Argentina as well between Argentina and Chile, many of which have been cancelled. Flights within Chile so far seem to be operating normally. [more]
Monday, Jun 06, 2011
The spectacular explosive eruption at Puyehue volcano continues, although its intensity seems to have decreased slightly. It is producing a sustained column of ash that reaches 10-12 km altitude and is currently drifting NE. Significant ash fall is occurring SE, E and NE of the volcano including the province of Río Negro, Argentina, with the popular resort town of Bariloche, where heavy ash fall is reported and causing problems to daily life and infrastructure. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 05, 2011
A significant eruption is taking place at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano in central Chile. The eruption started on 4 June with a large explosion that sent an ash plume to 10 km altitude (FL350, 35,000 feet a.s.l.) which was moving towards SE into Argentina. More than 3500 people have been evacuated. ... [more]