June 25, 2013
Months after first erupting—and sending ash around the world—activity at Chile’s Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex may be winding down. The volcanic plume in this satellite image appears noticeably thinner than it did one week before. Chile’s El Servicio Nacional de Geología y Minería (SERNAGEOMIN) has recently reported only weak earthquakes, and no events associated with explosions. This natural-color image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on August 21, 2011. Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC. Caption by Robert Simmon.
Topics: Volcanism, Volcanology, Geology, National Geology and Mining Service, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle eruption, Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, South Volcanic Zone, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Aqua