18 Nov '11, 11pm

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: A plume of fine ash from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano stretches more than 100 ki...

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce impressive plumes of ash. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite acquired this unusually cloud-free image on November 16, 2011. A plume of ash and steam drifts about 100 kilometers southwest from the erupting vent. The mountains around the volcano and the plain to the east are coated in a layer of ash after many months of activity. Most of the ash is from the powerful early eruption. The first plumes flew high into the atmosphere and circled the globe, stopping air traffic from South America to New Zealand. Volcanic ash can clog and stall a jet engine. The eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle is now a minor eruption, but the fine ash is still capable of interfering with local air travel warned the Servicio Nacional de...

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More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce imp...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 10pm

More than five months after its initial explosive eruption, Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcano continues to produce imp...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Nov '11, 11pm

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Nyamuragira Volcano Erupts [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Nov '11, 11pm

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NASA satellite detects the heat from lava flowi...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 17 Nov '11, 1pm

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