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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano
stratovolcano 2236 m / 7,336 ft
Central Chile and Argentina, South America, -40.59°S / -72.12°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano eruptions:
2011 (4 June)- 2012, 1960, 1934, 1929, 1921-22, 1905(?), 1893(?)
Typical eruption style:
explosive
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News & activity updates from Puyehue volcano, Chile

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano (Chile): strong ash emissions and incandescence at night

Wednesday Jun 15, 2011 10:12 AM |

The eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle continues to be big. In its latest bulletin, SERNAGEOMIN reports that a dense pulsating column of ash is erupted and reaches up to 9 km altitude, corresponding to strongly fluctuating levels of tremor. At night, the lower 1.5-2 km of the column show incandescence. The eruption column produces a visible plume of 250 km length to the SE where heavy ashfall occurs. Further apart, in Argentinia and across the globe in Australia and New Zealand, the ash plume which is now circling around the southern hemisphere continues to cause serious disruption of air traffic.
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Previous news
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, 13 June 2011: image from camera number 2 at 20:50 GMT.
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011
The eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is still going strong, producing a pulsating 4-8 km high column of ash and incandescent material visible at night at the base of the eruption column. The Volcanism Blog has posted a great summary of the latest two reports of SERNAGEOMIN from 11 and 12 June. The key points are: ... [more]
Monday, Jun 13, 2011
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). ... [more]
Friday, Jun 10, 2011
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) [more]
Thursday, Jun 09, 2011
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. ... [more]
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]
 

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