More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce impressive plumes of ash. Most of the ash is from the powerful early eruption. The first plumes flew high into the atmosphere and circled the globe, stopping air traffic from South America to New Zealand. Volcanic ash can clog and stall a jet engine.
The eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is now a minor eruption, but the fine ash is still capable of interfering with local air travel warned the Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) on November 16. The eruption may also cause lahars, a flood and/or landslide of volcanic ash mixed with water from rain or melted snow.
Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is a large volcanic complex containing both the Puyehue stratovolcano and the Cordón Caulle fissure complex, where the current eruption is happening. The Cordón Caulle geothermal area is the largest active geothermal area in the southern Andes, says the Global Volcanism Program. (EarthObservatory)
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!