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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano (Chile) activity update: continuing ash emissions reaching 2-4 km altitude

Sun, 12 Feb 2012, 00:01
00:01 AM | BY: T

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Wed, 8 Feb 2012, 06:00

Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 8 February-14 February 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Based on seismicity detected during 8-13 February, OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that the eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, continued at a low level. During 8-11and 13 February plumes observed with a web camera rose 1-3 km above the crater; clouds prevented views on 12 February. Satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 20-90 km N, NE, ENE, E, ESE, and SSE during 8-13 February. ... Read all
Wed, 1 Feb 2012, 06:00

Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano (Chile) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 1 February-7 February 2012 (Continuing Activity)

Based on seismicity detected during 1-7 February OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that the eruption from the Cordón Caulle rift zone, part of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex, continued at a low level. During 1-7 February plumes observed with a web camera rose 1-4 km above the crater and satellite images showed ash plumes drifting 90-180 km NE, ENE, E, and SE. On 2 February a plume drifted 32 km NE and then dispersed 100 km N. ... Read all
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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) Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano eruptions:
2011 (4 June)- 2012, 1960, 1934, 1929, 1921-22, 1905(?), 1893(?)
Typical eruption style
explosive
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