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Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano (Chile): possible emission of ash

Fri, 17 Jan 2014, 08:24
08:24 AM | BY: T
Satellite image showing the plume from Puyehue yesterday (thanks to Sergio Abarca Delgad ‏@sergio_raptor / Twitter)
Satellite image showing the plume from Puyehue yesterday (thanks to Sergio Abarca Delgad ‏@sergio_raptor / Twitter)
A small emission of gas and some ash was reported by Buenos Aires VAAC. In fact, a diluted plume of gas, steam, and possibly some volcanic ash is visible on satellite images from yesterday and this morning.
However, the ash if present might have been picked up by winds. It is unclear whether the volcano has actually erupted and new ash. SERNAGEOMIN has not reported any unusual activity and keeps the volcano's status at green (normal).

Previous news

Wed, 15 Jan 2014, 06:00
Based on analyses of satellite images, the Buenos Aires VAAC reported that on 16 January steam-and-gas emissions with minor amounts of ash rose from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, to an altitude of 2.4 km (8,000 ft) a.s.l. The plume quickly dissipated. The Alert Level remained at Green (lowest on a four-color scale). ... Read all
Sun, 15 Dec 2013, 07:43
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. ... Read all
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