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Puyehue Volcanic Range Continues Ejecting Ash

Posted by feww on June 7, 2011

Puyehue continues to spew ash as volcanic seismicity re-intensifies: Reports

Chilean officials expand the evacuation zone around a volcanic complex as it continues to eject thousands of tons of ash each hour.

The national emergencies office (ONEMI) fears that volcanic ash and pumice could clog up rivers and waterways causing flooding, or trigger lahars, as rain hits the area.

The rain is expected to continue for at least several days.

“The forecast is for more rain on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,” an ONEMI official told a local news agency.

Frame grab from a video clip taken June 6, 2011. Click HERE for the video link.

War of the Volcanoes: Golf-ball size pumice ejected in the eruption have landed as far away as 25 km from the volcano. Photo credit: Reuters/via BBC. More images …

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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Volcanic Ash Advisories

  • VA ADVISORY DTG: 20110607/1330Z
  • PSN: S4052 W07220
  • SUMMIT ELEV: 1798M
  • ADVISORY NR: 2011/014
  • DATE/TIME: 07/1230Z OBS
  • ASH CLOUD: SFC/FL180 VA CLD 35 NM WIDE LINE BTN S4052 W06630 – S4127 W07053 – S4200 W06956 – S4318 W06907 – S4432 W06905 FCST ASH CLD +06HR: 071930Z SFC/FL180 S4052 W07220 – S4130 W0550 – S4200 W06140 – S4400 W06130 – S4230 W06640 – S4052 W07220 FCST ASH CLD +12HR: 080130Z SFC/FL180 S4052 W07220 – S4100 W06700 – S4130 W063500 – S4230 W05800 – S4600 W05800 – S4310 W06454 – S4133 W06930 – S4052 W07220 FCST ASH CLD +18HR: 080730Z SFC/FL180 S4052 W07220 – S4000 W06700 – S4000 W06300 – S4300 W05400 – S4500 W05800 – S4200 W06400 – S4052 W07 220
  • REMARKS: VA PLUME IS VISIBLE IN MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY AREA OF REMANENT VA ASH FROM PREVIOUS EMISION BTN FL160/230 AT S2555 W05636 – S2715 W05545 – S3028 W05628 – S3442 W05423 – S3750 W05000 – S3450 W05555 – S3021 W05746 – S2623 W05744 – S2555 W05636 MOV ESE 50K T NEXT ADVISORY: WILL BE ISSUED BY 20110607/1930Z

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Chile Earthquake: Topographic Map

Posted by feww on March 2, 2010

Topographic Map of Chilean Coast Showing the Location of the M8.8 Earthquake and Most of the Aftershocks

The above topographic map shows the epicenter of the M8.8 megaquake and the area between the cities Santiago and Concepcion, the Chilean capital  and its 2nd largest city respectively, where most of the aftershocks occurred. The red line marks the boundary line between the Nazca and South America Plates. Nazca plate subducts South America Plate at a rate of 80 mm/year.  Black circles also show the magnitude of the shocks. Image Credit: NASA.

The area has experienced at least 13 events of magnitude 7.0 or greater since 1973. The M8.8 shock on February 27 struck about 230 km north of the epicenter of the M9.5 earthquake that occurred in May, 1960 – world’s largest instrumentally recorded quake which killed 1,655 people in southern Chile.

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