A mild eruption continues at Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex almost three months since activity began on June 4, 2011.
NASA images courtesy Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC. Instrument: Terra – MODIS
The small, dark area immediately beneath the plume is a fresh lava flow emplaced during the current eruption. Several lakes downwind (east) of the volcano are colored bright blue-green by fine ash suspended in the water. Some of the lakes are still partially covered by gray floating pumice.