Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcano in Chile continues to erupt

Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcano in Chile continues to erupt

Chile’s Puyehue Cordón-Caulle volcano continues to pump out large amounts of ash despite being classified as a “minor” eruption.

According to SERNAGEOMIN, the Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining, ash rose to a height of 5 kilometers (3 miles) and blew as far as 300 km (190 miles) from the volcano. Wide-area satellite images show the full length of the plume, and ash covering the Argentinian plains to the east of Puyehue Cordón-Caulle.

Special Report No 194 Volcanic Activity Volcanic Complex Puyehue - Cordon Caulle (SERNAGEOMIN)

The main channels that can be affected by lahars are Nilahue northeast rivers and buttresses southeast basin and channels Gol Gol National Park Puyehue. 

The analysis of seismic activity reveals that the eruptive process continues Caulle Cord low intensity and low emissions of particulate matter.

The possibilities remain lower explosive events, due to possible obstruction of the duct by lava issued and / or changes in the dynamics of the eruption. (SERNAGEOMIN)

Featured image credit: NASA/EO


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