News & activity updates from Puyehue volcano, Chile
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano (Chile) activity update: small ash eruptions
Friday Jan 13, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T
The eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, continued at a low level.
Plumes observed with a web camera rose 2 km above the crater on 6 January. Satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 50 km S on 6 January and 300-450 km SE during 8-9 January. Clouds prevented views on the other days.
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano (Chile) activity update: small to medium incandescent explosions, ash plumes 1-5 km height above crater
Sunday, Jan 08, 2012
Tuesday, Aug 02, 2011
Nearly 2 months after its start, the explosive and effusive eruption from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex is still continuing, but on a much lower level than during the first month of the eruption. In recent days, the eruption column has been reaching up to 2 km and producing ash plumes drifting east into Argentinia where the ash is causing problems to infrastructure, as well as disruption to air traffic. ... [more]
Sunday, Jun 19, 2011
The eruption of Puyehue Cordon-Caulle has decreased in intensity, although near continuous ash emissions are still going on. In its latest bulletin on Friday, SERNAGEOMIN reports the height of the ash column did not exceed 3 km, and the plume is drifting at flight level 200 (20,000 ft / ca. 6 km) altitude into Argentina, where the ash fall has become a major problem in several towns and villages near the border, in particular in and around Bariloche. Electricity and water supply have become damaged, impacting the tourist industry severely. As well, faramin, especially of sheep, is suffering heavy losses. [more]
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2011
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. [more]
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]