Eruption at Puyehue-Cordón Caulle: large plume reported 4 June 2011Posted by admin in Chile, eruptions, Puyehue, volcanoes.
Above: Plume from Puyehue volcano, 4 June 2011 (C. Higueras). [source]
There are reports from Chile that Puyehue-Cordón Caulle has erupted and produced a large plume. ‘Just after 14:40’ reports soychile.cl, ‘a huge plume began to be visible from the district of Entre Lagos, which corresponds to the beginning of eruptive activity at Puyehue volcano’.
The Los Ríos regional government has confirmed that the eruption has begun, with ‘a strong smell of sulphur and ashes’ being discernible in the area of the volcano. The state emergencies office ONEMI has also confirmed that an eruption is under way.
Buenos Aires VAAC has issued a Volcanic Ash Advisory for the eruption reporting ash from the plume at 10 km altitude (FL350, 35,000 feet a.s.l.). The ash is moving south-east, into Argentina.