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Ash from Puyehue-Cordon Caulle – August 16th, 2011

40.6S 72.5W

August 16th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains, Volcanoes

Chile and Argentina - August 15th, 2011

Volcanic ash from the Puyehue Volcano in Chile can be seen spreading over the Andes Mountains and across Argentine Patagonia. The ash partially obscures the Piedra del Águila Reservoir, although the El Chocón Reservoir can be observed at the upper right.

The Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic eruption has be going on since June 4, 2011. Scientists have determined that the eruption is actually from the Cordón Caulle fissure of the volcanic complex, although most media continue to refer to the event as the Puyehue eruption.

Ash from Puyehue Volcano Over Valdes Peninsula, Argentina

42.5S 64W

August 15th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Argentina - August 14th, 2011

Ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption shows up faintly off the coast of Argentina in the lower left quadrant of this image. The ash lightly veils the Valdes Peninsula.

Also visible along the shoreline are sediments near Bahia Blanca (center) and in the Rio de la Plata Estuary (top). The city of Buenos Aires can be observed as a grey area at the edge of the estuary.

Two Ash Clouds from Puyehue Volcano Over Argentine Patagonia – August 14th, 2011

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August 14th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Argentina and Chile - August 13th, 2011

Hanging in the air over Patagonia in mid-August is ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption, which began in early June. The ash seems to be blowing in a generally northeasterly direction.

The two most evident ash clouds are visible south of a cluster of lakes in Neuquén (below image center) and west of Bahía Blanca (upper right quadrant).

Ash from Puyehue Volcano Off Coast of Argentine Patagonia

43.5S 60.4W

August 13th, 2011 Category: Volcanoes

Argentina - August 12th, 2011

Ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption, which began in early June, can be observed off the coast of Argentine Patagonia in this image acquired in mid-August. In the full image, a light veil of ash can be seen further to the north, east of the Uruguay-Brazil border.

By June 18th the ash cloud had completed its first circle of the globe. An estimated one hundred million tons of ash, sand and pumice were ejected – requiring power equivalent to 70 atomic bombs.

Ash from Puyehue Volcano by Mar Chiquita, Argentina

30.7S 62.8W

August 12th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Volcanoes

Argentina - August 3rd, 2011

Visible on the left side of this image of Argentina is ash from the 2011 Puyehue volcanic eruption, which began in early June and was still active at the time this image was acquired in early August.

The ash reaches north from its Chilean volcano origin to Mar Chiquita (green in color, by left edge), a lake in the Argentine province of Córdoba. East of the ash cloud is the Paraná River, flowing down from the top edge and then curving to the right. Parallel to the Paraná along its southward course is the Uruguay River. The two converge to form the Rio de la Plata.

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