Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
acquired June 27, 2011 download large image (113 KB, JPEG, 711x712)

The eruption at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continued in late June 2011, with lava and ash still pouring out 23 days after the eruption began.

The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on the Terra satellite captured this nighttime view of the volcanic complex on June 27, 2011. In this thermal infrared image, hot areas are bright and cold areas are dark. The white feature in the center of the image is an active lava flow.

According to SERNAGEOMIN, Chile’s ministry of mining and geology, the eruption has been subsiding a bit, with fewer and lower intensity tremors and earthquakes. Ashfalls, lahars, and landslides are the primary threat at the moment.

  1. References

  2. SERNAGEOMIN (2011, June 28) Reporte Especial de Actividad Volcánica No 56 Complejo Volcánico Puyehue – Cordón Caulle. Accessed June 28, 2011.

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using data from the NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

    Instrument(s): 
    Terra - ASTER

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Image Location
Image Location
More in this Event (view all)
Left
Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Chile Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle over Australia and New Zealand Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Floating Pumice near Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Continued Activity at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Steady Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Evidence of Fresh Lava at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Moving Rock at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
Right