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Ash From Puyehue Volcano Still in Air Off Argentine Coast – August 26th, 2011

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August 26th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Argentina - August 22nd, 2011

Volcanic ash from the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption in Chile can still be seen hovering in the air off the coast of Argentina, south of Bahía Blanca and Peninsula Valdes, across the San Jorge Gulf, and past Punto Deseado.

Puyehue and Cordón Caulle are two coalesced volcanic vents that form a major mountain massif in Puyehue National Park in the Andes of Ranco Province, Chile. In volcanology this group is known as the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex (PCCVC). Four different volcanoes constitute the volcanic group or complex, the Cordillera Nevada caldera, the Pliocene Mencheca volcano, Cordón Caulle fissure vents and the Puyehue stratovolcano.

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