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August 21, 2011JPEG
Google Earth - August 21, 2011KMZ
Months after first erupting—and sending ash around the world—activity at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex may be winding down. The volcanic plume in this satellite image appears noticeably thinner than it did one week before. Chile’s El Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) has recently reported only weak earthquakes, and no events associated with explosions.
This natural-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on August 21, 2011.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC. Caption by Robert Simmon.
Months after first erupting,—and sending ash around the world—activity at Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex may be winding down.
Chile's Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano erupted on June 4, 2011, and continued until April 2012. The effects of the eruption continue to be felt in the region.
Two and a half months after its violent initial eruption, Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has settled into a pattern of mild, continuous emissions of gas and ash.
Ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex extends over the Andes.
Two days of continuous emissions at the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex have created an ash plume the extends more than 1,000 nautical miles (1,900 kilometers).
A plume of fine ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano stretches more than 100 kilometers across Chile and the Pacific Ocean as the volcano continues erupting after more than five months.
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