Ash eruption from Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcanic complex continues

August 20, 2011 CHILE – For two and a half months Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex has erupted nearly continuously. Since the violent initial stages of the eruption, that hurled pumice tens of kilometers from the eruption site, Puyehue Cordón Caulle has settled into a mild phase. Emissions of fine ash and volcanic gases are accompanied by volcanic tremor— “continuous, rhythmic ground shaking.” On the morning of August 14, 2011, the volcano emitted an ash plume that streamed east-northeast over Argentina, where it dispersed to the southwest. According to the Joint Air Force & Army Weather Information Network the ash plume reached 12,000 feet (3,700 meters) at the time. The summit of Puyehue (the caldera to the southwest of the active vent) is 7,336 feet (2,236 meters).  –IWO 
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6 Responses to Ash eruption from Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle volcanic complex continues

  1. Bone Idle says:

    Chile. The country (after Indonesia) with the most number of active volcanoes.
    Chaiten – in Chile, A caldera that erupted in 2008 after 9,500 years of slumber is still active 3 years later. This is a volcano to keep your eye on.

    In the last decade their has been more geological activity than the last 100 years.
    (This takes into account that the rise of the internet has made the general public more aware of worldwide events).

    With historical unprecedented solar events happening before out TV screens, two Mag 9 earthquake events in a decade, world economic situation poised on the wrong side of the knife edge…………we are certainly living in interesting times.


    • Michele B says:

      Very interesting. I was just wondering about that. (Geological activity.) It seems like most people always say something like, “these things are happening with the same frequency as they always have, it’s just that we hear about everything now, and almost as it happens.” This has never rung true for me, at least not in the last decade or so. And I have been paying attention pretty much since the early 1970s.


  2. marie says:

    Alvin, the prediction is in Spanish and I don’t know if you speak or read that language. The same Christian prophetess who predicted in Sept 2010 the coming tsunami in Japan also had very dire, chilling prophecy for Chile and Italy. Earthquakes are coming according to her that are going to be devastating for these countries. So we shall see!


  3. aldragon says:

    I am originally from Chile, there was a professor I had at the Universidad de Chile, a Geologist that said that all the south part off Chile from is going to collapse soon with a major Volcanic outbreak, It’s happened twice in the last 3 years, It will happen again.I will look for the info and will translate it and post it here soon


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