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Villarrica Volcano Awakens

Villarrica Volcano Awakens

After a short period of rest, Villarrica volcano in southern Chile is once again spewing ash. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on the EO-1 satellite acquired this image of the activity on March 18, 2015. According to news reports, the alert level near the volcano has been raised to orange (the second highest).

Villarrica last erupted on March 3, 2015, covering the mountain’s eastern side with a large volume of volcanic material.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team and the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Kathryn Hansen

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