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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Moving Rock at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Moving Rock at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

An obsidian lava flow surprises volcanologists on a visit to Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcano.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Satellite images suggest the eruption at Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, which began in June 2011, may be waning.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

As the eruption continues into its eighth month, ash has coated and damaged the forest downwind of the volcano plume.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Acquired in late December 2011, this image shows a volcanic plume pouring out of a fissure on the slope of Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

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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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Despite being classified as a “minor” eruption, Chile’s Puyehue Cordón-Caulle Volcano continues to pump out large amounts of ash.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

After five months of continuous eruption, the area surrounding Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano is covered with ash.

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Evidence of Fresh Lava at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Evidence of Fresh Lava at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Satellite data suggests that fresh lava continues to be emitted at the Puyehue Corón-Caulle Volcanic Complex.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

The eruption of Puyehue Cordón Caulle continues to wane, and airplane flights return to the area.

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Steady Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Steady Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

This pair of satellite images shows the steady eruption of the Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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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.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Ash cloud and fresh lava flow near Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex, Chile.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

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.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Acquired July 31, 2011, this natural-color image shows an eruption plume and lava flow from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle.

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Continued Activity at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Continued Activity at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Acquired July 2, 2011, and July 11, 2011, these natural-color images show the plume from Puyehue-Cordón Volcano Complex blowing in different directions.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

The ASTER instrument on the Terra satellite captured this rare nighttime infrared view of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex on June 27, 2011.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

As ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex continues to disrupt flights half a world away, the eruption itself persists.

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Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

This series of images tracks ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex in a nearly complete circle around the world.

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Floating Pumice near Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Floating Pumice near Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

The violent explosions at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle covered lakes 20 kilometers away with floating pumice.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

A plume from the erupting Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano stretches 800 kilometers across the sky, while ash spreads across the ground below on June 13, 2011.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

The ash plume from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex stretches over glacial lakes covered with a layer of floating pumice.

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Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Acquired June 5, 2011, this image shows infrared nighttime observations and an atmospheric profile of the volcanic ash plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle in Chile.

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Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle over Australia and New Zealand
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Ash from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle over Australia and New Zealand

A powerful volcanic eruption in South America sent volcanic ash around the world to stop air traffic in New Zealand and Australia. The ash plume is distinct in these images of the two countries.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano erupted spectacularly on June 4, 2011, forming a tall ash plume above the cloud-covered Andes.

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Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Ash Plume from Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

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).

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Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle
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Eruption of Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

Ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex extends over the Andes.

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