Puyehue-Cordón Caulle

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. The volcanic plume in this satellite image appears noticeably thinner than it did one week before. Chile’s El Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) has recently reported only weak earthquakes, and no events associated with explosions.

This natural-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on August 21, 2011.

  1. Reference

  2. Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN). (2011, August 22). Reporte Especial de Actividad Volcánica No 114 Complejo Volcánico Puyehue—Cordón Caulle. Accessed August 24, 2011.

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  • Data Date:

    August 21, 2011
  • Visualization Date:

    August 24, 2011
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration