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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) activity update: ongoing ash emissions rising up to 7 km

Wednesday Jan 25, 2012 00:01 AM | BY: T

The eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone continued at a low level. On 18, 20, and 22-23 January plumes observed with a web camera rose 2.5-7 km above the crater and on 18, 20, and 22-24 January satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 25-110 km NE, E, SE, and W. The Alert Level remained at Red.
(Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report 17-24 Jan)
Previous news
Friday, Jan 13, 2012
The eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, continued at a low level. ... [more]
NASA Earth Obseervatory image of Puyehue volcano on 31 July 2011. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image on July 31, 2011. A pale ash plume rises above erupting fissures, then fans out toward the north and east. The plume casts a shadow over the lava flow along the western (left) edge of the image. To the south of the plume, areas that have not been coated with lava sport instead a dendritic pattern of white snow and brown ash. (Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=51541)
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]

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