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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-Cordon Caulle volcano (Chile): possible eruption / ash plume reported

Sunday Dec 15, 2013 07:43 AM | BY: T

MODIS / Terra satellite image 14 Dec showing a plume drifting N from Puyehue
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.
If new evidence of an eruption becomes available, we'll follow up, and please post a comment if you have other data.
A passenger on a cruise ship reported: "Cruise ship Seabourn Quest sailing out of Castro, Chile, just passed what we believe is the actively erupting Chaiten volcano. Eruption ash cloud clearly visible throughout sunset, 8.15 to 9.00pm, 12/14/2013. Pyroclastic cloud going down left (north) flank. Secondary vents erupting on the flanks."
Previous news
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013
We reported a new eruption yesterday from Caulle volcano, but it soon turned out that the observed ash plume originated from very vigorous remobilization of ash deposits on the volcano. ... [more]
Friday, Sep 14, 2012
ONEMI has decreased the alert level of the volcano for the nearby villages (Futrono, Lago Ranco,Río Bueno, Puyehue) to the lowest level "alerta Temprana". Seismic activity has decreased and there is no mor tremor recorded. SERNAGEOMIN has also reduced the activity level back to green. [more]
Thursday, Apr 19, 2012
Almost daily small plumes were observed during the past week rising less than 1 km. Incandescence at crater was observed from 10-11 April. [more]
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012
Ash plumes during the past week rose no higher than 450 m above the crater. Incandescence from the crater was also observed. [more]
Thursday, Apr 05, 2012
During the past week, plumes rose no higher than 1.2 km above the crater. Incandescence from the crater was observed every night. [more]

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