Chile Eruptions Continue

A mild eruption continues at Chile’s Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex almost three months since activity began on June 4, 2011.


Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcano - Morning, 30 Aug 11
Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcano - Afternoon, 30 Aug 11

These two natural-color satellite images were taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra (morning) and Aqua (afternoon) satellites on August 30, 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.
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