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Puyehue Volcano Satellite Images

Posted by feww on June 7, 2011

Massive Eruption Covered Large Regions in Ash and Pumice

The Eruption Aftermath

The volcanic ash blanketed the Andes and Patagonia regions with a thick blanket of ash and pumice before reaching the Argentine Atlantic Coast. The cities affected by the ash included Puerto Madryn and Trelew, in Chubut, as well as the towns of San Carlos de Bariloche and Villa La Angostura, a report said.

“Local authorities assured there is a layer of ash that’s at least 30 centimetres high over the National Route 40 in the area close to Bariloche and Neuquén. Border patrol has discouraged residents from driving in the area.”

A fissure on Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic range opened on June 4, 2011, ejecting ash to a height of about 16km. Natural-color image captured by MODIS on the Aqua satellite moments after eruption began.
Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

Eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle began on June 4, 2011. This natural-color satellite image was taken by the MODIS aboard Terra satellite on the early morning of June 6, 2011, when according to the Buenos Aires Volcanic Ash Advisory Center the ash plume was reaching an altitude of about 12km above the summit crater.  Source: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.

Click animation link to view the transport of the plume from 1:45 pm local time June 4, 2011, until 10:45 am June 6, 2011.

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