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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

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.

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