For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violent initial stages of the eruption, that hurled pumice tens of kilometers from the eruption site, Puyehue Cordón Caulle has settled into a mild phase. Emissions of fine ash and volcanic gases are accompanied by volcanic tremor— “continuous, rhythmic ground shaking.”
On the morning of August 14, 2011, the volcano emitted an ash plume that streamed east-northeast over Argentina, where it dispersed to the southwest. According to the Joint Air Force & Army Weather Information Network the ash plume reached 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) at the time. The summit of Puyehue (the caldera to the southwest of the active vent) is 7,336 feet (2,236 meters). This natural-color satellite image was acquired on the morning of August 14, 2011, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite. (MODIS)
If you value what we do here, open your ad-free account and support our journalism.
Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, select the level of your support and register your account.
Your support makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
All our supporters can browse the website without ads, allowing much faster speeds and a clean interface. Your comments will be instantly approved and you’ll have a direct line of communication with us from within your account dashboard. You can suggest new features and apps and you’ll be able to use them before they go live.
You can choose the level of your support.
Stay kind, vigilant and ready!