Volcanic eruption in Chile

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle eruption
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This natural-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the thick, brown ash plume from the June 4, 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex in Chile. The plume is easily identified as it towers over the bright white clouds in this scene.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC


Posted on July 8, 2011, in Volcansim. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Michael Miller

    I never cease to be amazed at the quality and volume of information available on this wonderful website. I am only an interested spectator. Not only am I interested in our earth, I’m interested in the truth, and a truthful presentation of facts. The ability of true science to captivate our imagination is something all young people should be exposed to. Thank you for making your site a ready source.
    Michael Miller

  2. stunning right, what happens down there, and when you get to the top view!

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