News & activity updates from Puyehue volcano, Chile
Puyehue volcano (Chile): continous ash emissions, ash reaches Australia, flight cancellations
The eruption at Puyehue volcano shows no signs of exhaustion. While the plume had decreased significantly after the initial eruptions, the eruption has increased again in the past days and the volcano is now producing a near-constant ash column which reaching 4 to up to 10 km altitude and drifting east (VAAC Buenos Aires).
Mon, 13 Jun 2011, 15:5215:52 PM |
The ash has now drifted as far as Australia, where many flights have been cancelled. On Sunday, Quantas alone cancelled more than 50 flights.
Fri, 10 Jun 2011, 21:37
The eruption at Puyahue volcano has weakened a lot in the past days. As of today, 10 June, the volcano continues to erupt, but the ash cloud reaches "only" 15,000 ft (ca. 5 km) altitude, compared to >10 km in the previous days. (VAAC Buenos Aires) ... read all
Thu, 9 Jun 2011, 05:55
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. ... read all
Tue, 7 Jun 2011, 11:44
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. ... read all
Mon, 6 Jun 2011, 19:49
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. ... read all
Sun, 5 Jun 2011, 14:32
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. read all